Body Recovered Near Rancocas Creek

Riverside Township Police
Riverside, NJ


 UPDATE:  Next of kin was located and notified.  Thank you for your assistance!!

Riverside Yesterday evening, at approximately 6:50 pm, the Riverside Township Police were dispatched to a wooded area near Polk Street for the report of a deceased person.  Officers met with the caller who stated they were walking in the woods near the Rancocas Creek and located the body of an adult male.  Riverside officers were able to identify the deceased as Carlos Julio Chacha Gunsha, 34 yrs, of Riverside, NJ.  Based on the information gathered to this point, there is no obvious evidence of criminal activity, nor is there any threat to our residents related to this incident.  The investigation is ongoing.    

Approximately four weeks ago, on September 11, Gunsha was reported as a missing person, by a friend, after not seeing him for approximately five days.  Based on the investigation to locate him over the past month, it was determined that Gunsha, a native of Ecuador, had no immediate family members living in the area.  Public requests to assist with locating Gunsha, or any of his relatives or friends, throughout the missing persons investigation, have gone unanswered.  Riverside Detectives conducted additional efforts overnight and throughout today to notify his family members, but have been unable to locate any relatives.  

The Riverside Township Police are asking for public assistance with locating next of kin.  Anyone with information on contacting the family or friends of Carlos Gunsha, or knowledge of this incident, is asked to call the Riverside Township Police Detective Bureau at 856-461-8820 x 114 or email

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous may send a tip by texting to 847411 (tip411) with riversidepd in the message field along with the tip.  Tip411 messages are anonymous.  Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Department’s Facebook page or website