New Jersey Police seek to identify deceased man by tatoos

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A man found in the woods at the Stokes State Forest had no identification, and now the New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s help to identify him.

The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the remains of a deceased male recovered in Stokes State Forest in Sussex County.

On December 8, 2020, the body of an unidentified white male was located by a hunter in a wooded area approximately 300 yards off of Tower Trail in Sandyston Township.

The man is estimated to be between 20 to 40 years old, 5’7,” 171 pounds, with a large scar on his right knee and several tattoos. He was wearing a black “Swiss Tech” hooded jacket, a grey “Members Mark” thermal long-sleeve shirt, “Rustler” denim jeans, brown “Brahma” leather boots, “Haines” blue and green plaid boxer shorts, black “FG” work gloves, a red knit hat, and a grey fabric face mask. He was also in possession if a black magnetic compass, a “Life Straw” water filtration straw, a fire starter, and a small piece of tinfoil.

Above is a graphic created by detectives the New Jersey State Police Forensic Imaging Unit which provides a description of all the tattoos.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, ext. 2554 or the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-383-1570, ext. 4710.