ALPINE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A man was found dead on a Palisades Interstate Park hiking trail Alpine, New Jersey Sunday afternoon, police said.
Palisades Interstate Parkway police were called around 12:30 p.m. Sunday about a possible deceased person on the trail, police said.READ MORE: TIMELINE: Nor'easter Could Bring More Than A Foot Of Snow To Long Island & Jersey Shore; Up To 8 Inches To NYC
The man’s body was found about three quarters of as mile north of the police department headquarters, police said.READ MORE: Funeral Held For NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
The man was identified as Hugh Degnen, 54, of Harrington Park, New Jersey, police said.
Degnen was already dead when officers arrived, police said.MORE NEWS: 3 Teens Arrested In Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old Robert Cuadra In Paterson
It was not believed that there was any outside influence or suspicious circumstance in Degnen’s death, but an autopsy by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s office will determine the exact cause.