Body Found in Hillsborough Parking Lot Identified as Bridgewater Man

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – Investigators with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Hillsborough Police Department are investigating after a body was found in a parking lot on Route 206 in Hillsborough.

Police said the body had been identified as Michael Sokolinski, a 28-year-old Bridgewater resident.

Hillsborough Township Chief of Police Mike McMahon said the deceased Bridgewater resident that was found in the parking lot of a convenience store located on Hwy 206 on Monday.

Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart said that at approximately 5:17 p.m., Hillsborough Police officers were dispatched to the area of a convenience store on Route 206 in response to a 911 call.

“The victim, whom authorities have identified as Michael Sokolinski, a 28-year-old Bridgewater resident, was located in his vehicle and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives from the Hillsborough Township Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Investigators from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene to conduct an investigation,” Taggart said. “The unattended death remains under investigation by detectives pending an autopsy and toxicology report from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. All unattended deaths in Somerset County are investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office, and the occurrence of an investigation does not mean that criminal activity occurred or is suspected.”