Anyone who might be able to identify the woman is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office homicide tips line at 1-877-847-7432.
The remains were found near Raymond Boulevard and Van Buren Street not far from Penn Station.
Many in New Jersey are fed up with the frequent flooding in their area and want out.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire state through Saturday afternoon.
Flood waters are long gone, but it is still a struggle in part of Little Falls.
Rising rivers flooded roadways in some of the same communities hit hard by Hurricane Irene as several hundred New Jersey residents remained in shelters Friday, waiting for waters from Tropical Storm Lee to recede.
The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.
A flood warning is in effect for many parts of New Jersey. The rain that began Tuesday will continue to fall in the saturated region through Thursday.
Hurricane Irene stormed through New Jersey last Sunday, but her after-effects are still very much being felt.
President Barack Obama says he will do whatever it takes to help those communities that were flooded, battered and bruised by Irene.
“A lot of people don’t have nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing,” business owner Manuel Benitez told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.
The swollen Passaic River has delivered a walloping one-two punch to the town of Wallington, N.J. in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Residents in Wallington said they received messages Tuesday morning that evacuations would take place. Some people struggled to make sense of flooding and shocked by the pure scale of the damage.
New Jersey rivers busted out of their banks Monday, causing record floods in some places and leaving residents elsewhere frustrated.
“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”