MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Police were out in force the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, in the area of Maplewood Memorial Library’s main building on Baker Street after a body was found in the brook in Memorial Park.
The deceased was identified as Lawrence Mancuso, 61, of South Orange.
With the area cordoned off since approximately 8:15 a.m., the police, who were joined by investigators from the Essex County Medical Examiner’s Office, removed the body at approximately 11:30 a.m. and determined, according to police on Dec. 11, that the death was “not suspicious,” although the investigation will continue to determine the exact cause of death.
The investigation had caused a major portion of the brook and library’s parking lot to be blocked off; it also prompted the library to have a delayed opening.
This is all the information available at this time.