The body found in a Long Branch backyard this morning has been identified as a 56-year-old Point Pleasant man.
Michael M. Wells was found dead in the backyard of 215 Cleveland Ave. at 7:30 a.m., according to Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Public Information Officer Charlie Webster.
Webster said Wells was pronounced dead at 8:15 a.m. but that the cause of death has not yet been determined. He said the results of an autopsy will likely be released tomorrow.
Webster could not comment on whether foul play led to Wells' death.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.