Toms River police said Tuesday that they were investigating the discovery of a body near the Thomas A. Mathis Bridge, which carries Route 37 over Barnegat Bay.
According to a statement from police, at approximately 11:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to the south side of the Mathis bridge for reports of a body floating in the water. The female victim was found to be deceased upon police arrival. The Ocean County Sheriff Department CSI Unit, NJ State Police Marine Unit, and Ocean County medical examiner also responded to the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, police said, and will be handled primarily by the New Jersey State Police marine bureau.