Authorities Have Yet to Find Next of Kin in Maplewood Hit-and-Run

by The Village Green
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Nine days after a man was fatally struck by a car on Wyoming Ave. and Hickory Dr. in Maplewood on Memorial Day, authorities still have not located any of the man’s family members.

“We have not officially identified” next of kin, said Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. “We’re still working on it. We have nothing to release at this time.”

Carter said there were numerous reasons why it might take time to locate family members in such an incident, but she declined to be more specific.

Authorities have placed an electronic sign at the location of the hit and run asking anyone with information to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

The Village Green will continue to follow up on this story and report back with any further developments.


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