TRENTON — A dead body was found in a garbage bag on Monday afternoon.

Trenton Police vehicle
Trenton Police vehicle (Brian McCarthy)

The body of Lillian Duran, 43, of Trenton was found on the 400 block of Lamberton Street, according to Mercer County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio.

DeBlasio said the cause and manner of death are undetermined and pending toxicology studies.

The Trentonian, in reporting the incident, said the area is "notorious for violent crime and open-air drug activity." The street is also near the same one where Tyleeb Reese held police at bay in a 35-hour standoff last May. Robert Powell, 56,  was killed early in the standout when Reese fired buckshot at police that scattered and hit Powell as he walked on the sidewalk.

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