A man was found hanging in a bathroom at a rural New Jersey medical examiner’s office early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Authorities said the body of John J. O’Brien, 48, was discovered in a sink at the County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fairfield, N.J.
The coroner’s office in Bergen County said Monday that the cause of death was hanging, but did not release details.
A cause of funeral arrangements were not immediately available.
In 2013, O’Brien, a retired state police trooper, was found shot to death in a wooded area near his home in North Brunswick, N; the death was ruled a suicide.
The investigation found he had been on drugs and had been using his mobile phone to contact people to ask for money.
O’Brien’s sister, Kathy McLean, said she was shocked and saddened by the news.
She said O’Boards death has left her and her family in mourning.
The family will not rest until justice is served, she said.
“We are still very concerned about his family, and we’re still going to work with the prosecutor’s office to get that justice for his family,” McLean said.