Body found under boardwalk identified, police say

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A Belmar police cruiser. FILE PHOTO / THE COAST STAR

BELMAR – The body of a deceased male found under the Belmar boardwalk Saturday morning has been identified as Christiaan Rose, 39, of Spring Lake Heights, the Belmar police department confirmed Wednesday.

According to a press release from Chief of Police Andrew Huisman, officers responded to a report of the discovery at the Ninth Avenue beach at 5:34 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. The death does not appear suspicious.

The investigation involves the department’s Detective Bureau and the Middlesex/Monmouth County Medical Examiner’s Office, where a determination of the cause of death awaits toxology results, the press release states.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Belmar Police Department Detective Bureau, 732-681-3715.

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