Police find partially skeletonized body inside Wantage home

State troopers discovered the decomposed remains of a man and a dead cat inside a New Jersey home while responding to a medical assistance call.

Police found a partially skeletonized body inside this

Police found a partially skeletonized body inside this Wantage home Monday evening. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

WANTAGE - State troopers discovered the decomposed remains of a man and a dead cat inside a New Jersey home while responding to a medical assistance call.

Authorities say troopers responded to the Wantage home on Sunday night after receiving a report of an unresponsive woman on the porch of a house. Police found an elderly woman who couldn't communicate with them and discovered the partially skeletonized remains of her husband on a bed.

It's unclear how long the body had been there. The woman was taken to Newton Medical Center for evaluation and treatment, according to state police.

Police say they also found a dead cat in the backseat of a car parked in the driveway.

Troopers say debris and garbage littered the residence, which has been declared structurally unsafe.

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