NEPTUNE - Human remains found on a dune in this township's Ocean Grove section Wednesday morning are undergoing tests to determine an identity.

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A spokesman for the county Prosecutor's Office confirmed only that a body was discovered, adding that details would ensue once an identity is established and next of kin are contacted.

Authorities offered no indication of the length of time that the body occupied the spot. It isn't clear whether the remains were the source of a foul odor reported by visitors to the beach during the past weekend.

There is no connection, so far, to the case of Richard Morton of Ocean Grove, who hasn't been seen since vanishing in the last week of August.

We will update this story as more details emerge.

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