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Man Found Burned To Death In Hunterdon County Identified

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office has identified a man who apparently set himself on fire near a busy roadway in Kingwood Township Monday morning.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office says 63-year old William Murphy, of Jackson, was already dead when Frenchtown Police and firefighters arrived at the scene on a stretch of a bike path between the Delaware River and Route 29, not far from the intersection with Barbertown-Kingwood Station Road.

The burning man was spotted by a passerby around 9:45 a.m., who immediately called police. Detectives from the New Jersey State Police and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s office are investigating the circumstances surrounding Williams’ death.

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