MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Officials are trying to find the person who is dumping deer carcasses along a roadway in northern New Jersey.

The state Transportation Department says it’s been happening along Route 287 in Montville and Pequannock for six months.

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Bones litter an area near the exit ramp.

Montville resident Dennis DiLeo told The Daily Record of Parsippany he has called authorities twice. He said the smell is terrible.

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The DOT says its crews are not dumping the deer.

The agency has notified the State Police.

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