17 bodies found in New Jersey nursing home after anonymous tip

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(CNN Newsource) — Police say a tip about a corpse in a shed led officers to 17 bodies in a nursing home morgue Monday.

Andover Sub-Acute and Rehab Center Two is one of new jersey’s largest nursing homes.

Officers didn’t find a body in the shed…

…but while they were there, employees asked them for help with bodies in the morgue – which the New York Times reports is only meant to hold four bodies.

The police chief said the facility was overwhelmed and short-staffed.

It’s not clear if the deaths were a result of the coronavirus.

Police didn’t identify the victims.

Authorities transferred 13 bodies to a refrigerated trailer at a hospital.

Four remained on site.

No comment from the nursing home has been provided at this time yet.

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