PLAINFIELD, NJ — Union County authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a public park in Plainfield.
The body of 20-year-old Wykil Sherrod Jr. of Plainfield was found near a picnic table in Green Brook Park Wednesday afternoon.
The Union County Homicide Task Force responded to the scene. A red tent was set up near a picnic table as investigators inspected the scene.
There were numerous crime scene markers in the grass.
An autopsy performed Thursday concluded the cause of death was a gunshot wound. The circumstances that led to the shooting are unknown.
Union County police and the Union County prosecutor’s office are investigating.
Police originally reported that Sherrod was 30.