Highland Park woman receives anti-Semitic package

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A Highland Park woman says that someone sent her a package full of trash with anti-Semitic slurs written on it.

Elaine Dean says that she discovered the package in her front yard Thursday morning. She said that the sealed box contained garbage and cigarette butts. 

Foul language and drawings of a swastika and a middle finger were scrawled on the package.

Dean, who is Jewish, says that she called Highland Park police, who took the package as evidence.

Dean says that she believes that the package is a form of retaliation. She has received numerous noise complaints about her four dogs, which are sometimes out in her yard. She says that the box also contained dog feces.

Highland Park has a large Jewish population. Dean says that something like this can’t be tolerated.

“It means somebody is either playing a sick joke or it’s going to continue,” she says. “I hope I’m not the first to deal with this. I hope I’m the last.”

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is also involved in the investigation.

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