New York Daily News

Missing B’klyn man’s body found in N.J.

- Carsen Holaday, Thomas Tracy and Michael Sheridan

The body of a Brooklyn man reported missing in early April was discovered last week wrapped in a tarp alongside a Bayonne, N.J. highway, authoritie­s said Wednesday.

The remains of Jose Rivera, 41, were found along Route 440 on April 27, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Police searched the location after receiving a report about a body wrapped in a tarp, officials said. Cops then located the remains, which were later identified as Rivera.

Rivera was reported missing on April 12, the NYPD said. He was last seen around Linden St. and Kickerbock­er Ave. in Bushwick.

A poster distribute­d in the neighborho­od and attributed to a sister says Rivera was “beaten badly” at an address nearby.

The NYPD is investigat­ing along with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, officials said. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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