HUDSON COUNTY, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Missing New Jersey woman, Luz Hernandez, has been identified as the body located Tuesday night in a shallow grave in Hudson County.

Hernandez, 33, who had been reported missing on Monday, was found dead in Kearny Tuesday night.


According to reports, the body of Hernandez was found in “what appeared to be a shallow grave” in the area of Central Avenue and 3rd Street in Kearny, around 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

The death is considered suspicious.

The Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.


Geo quick facts: Hudson County, a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey, lies west of the lower Hudson River, which was named for Henry Hudson, the sea captain who explored the area in 1609. Part of New Jersey’s Gateway Region in the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is its largest city and county seat – Wikipedia.