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Body of troubled New Milford woman found along Hackensack River

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CLIFFVIEW PILOT SCOOP: A close family member this morning found the body of a missing New Milford woman along the banks of the Hackensack River with a gunshot wound in her head, Police Chief Frank Papapietro told CLIFFVIEW PILOT early this afternoon .

UPDATE: Authorities have ruled the death of a New Milford woman whose body was found with a gunshot wound to the head on a Hackensack river bank a suicide, Poli ce Chief Frank Papapietro said this morning . READ MORE….

“We’re not calling it anything at this point. It’s still an active investigation,” the chief said.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was notified, he said.

Police issued an alert last night for the emotionally troubled 37-year-old woman after she was reported missing by her family.

Her car was later discovered at the Shop-Rite. A K-9 search of the area followed — including in the nearby woods and along the riverbank.

A family member searching through the riverbank off Columbia Street found the body around 8:30 this morning , Papapietro said.

The rapidly moving tide at one point covered the body, which eventually was recovered around 10:30 or so, he said.

Police also recovered the gun, which had been reported stolen out of Dumont by an acquaintance of hers, the chief said.

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