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Body Found Near Pier Village Identified As Missing Teen

Teen went missing May 27, body was discovered Saturday


The body found in the ocean near Pier Village on Saturday has been identified as the missing teenager from Patterson, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

First Assistant Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni stated on Tuesday afternoon that that the county medical examiner has released the identity of the body as Rudy Mena, 17. An autopsy on his body was performed over the weekend and revealed that the cause of death is accidental drowning according to Gramiccioni.

Mena, was apparently sucked out by a rip tide on May 27, and local authorities ended their search three days later. His body was pulled from the surf on Saturday afternoon by local lifeguards.

DJGigs June 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Very Sad
Carol June 05, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Our prayers to the family.
Cindy Donahue June 07, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Such a sad story! I send my sympathies to the family and friends of this teen.
jaylah carpenter June 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Very sad.send my condolescence to family
sherry spies June 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM
my deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family at this very sad time


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