Police say remains found off Sandy Hook on Saturday are not human, according to several published reports.

Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook (National Park Service)

New Jersey State Police have determined that the remains found near the Gateway National Recreation Area are not of human origin, according to reports by Middletown Patch and other media.

Initially police could not say whether the bones were human. There was speculation they may have been those of Edward Broderick, a Sea Bright resident who was last seen on December 14 during a storm.


Broderick's clamming boat was found near Highlands in the Shrewsbury River, not far from the marina he was headed to from Staten Island. Police tell NJ.com their search for Broderick continues.