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Body Of Drug Defendant, 53, Found In RV Outside Glen Rock Home

At the scene.
At the scene. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- The body of a 53-year-old former Glen Rock resident arrested earlier this summer on drug charges was found Tuesday in a recreational vehicle parked in a local driveway.

"At this point, the body has been there so long, we won't for sure what we have until the Medical Examiner does an autopsy," Police Chief Dean Ackermann told Daily Voice.

Although foul play wasn't suspected (there were no obvious signs of trauma, for instance), "only an autopsy will tell for sure," the chief said.

Responders who found the body just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday belive it had been there for upwards of a week.

The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence. The county prosecutor's office -- which investigates homicides and suspicious deaths -- wasn't required.

Detectives Tuesday afternoon were trying to find next of kin, although law enforcement sources confirmed it was Vincent Marino, who has had several addresses and earlier this summer was arrested in the camper on drug charges.

Authorities said they found a brick of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $10,000 in cash when they raided the vehicle -- which was parked then, as now -- outside the Lincoln Street address.

Marino spent a month and a day in the Passaic County Jail before a judge released him on Aug. 28, pending further court action, under New Jersey's 2017 Bail Reform & Speedy Trial Act.

SEE: A 53-year-old fugitive wanted out of Passaic County was arrested after Glen Rock police found he had taken up residence in a camper containing a brick of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $10,000 in cash outside of a house on Lincoln Avenue last week, police said.

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