Body found under AC pier not crime victim

ATLANTIC CITY - December 7, 2009

The decomposed body was found Saturday when a fire broke out under the Central Pier.

Four businesses on the pier were wrecked by a Nov. 21 fire that is still under investigation.

City officials say the pier is a gathering place for the homeless, who surround themselves with trash to block out the wind and cold. Those items can pose a fire hazard.

The cause of death is unknown pending toxicology tests.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City

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