Authorities working to identify Shrewsbury River body

     An undated photo of Edward Broderick, the fisherman who was last heard from Dec. 14. (Image: Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS via Facebook)

    An undated photo of Edward Broderick, the fisherman who was last heard from Dec. 14. (Image: Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS via Facebook)

    Authorities are continuing efforts to identify a body found in the Shrewsbury River Monday afternoon near Gateway Marina in Highlands.

    Since a visual identification is not possible, State Police are comparing dental records from missing fisherman Edward Broderick with the body, the Asbury Park Press reports.

    Broderick went missing more than two weeks ago after he told a friend that he was on his vessel en route to a clamming facility. 

    A friend reported him missing about four hours later, and after joint search effort by the State Police and US Coast Guard, Broderick’s submerged vessel was found and identified outside the Capital Cove Marina in Highlands, where he originally intended to end his trip. Authorities are investigating why the boat sank. 

    A fisherman discovered the body around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the report. 

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