Police investigate dead body found in Bayonne


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information from the public as it investigates a dead body found in the trunk of a car in Bayonne.

According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, on Dec. 7,  at approximately 9:55 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of 17th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne on a report of possible criminal activity.

Upon arrival, responding Bayonne Police Officers found an unresponsive man in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car at that location.

The man, later identified as Michael Rumberger, 34, of Jersey City, was found to have trauma to his head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 11 p.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.