Body’s identity found

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

The identity of a man’s corpse found Tuesday in the Hollywood section has been established, said Suffolk Police Information Coordinator Mike Simpkins.

The body was that of Jerome Harden, 36, who – according to Simpkins late Thursday afternoon – was &uot;basically a homeless man,&uot; but had formerly lived in the 100 block of South Saratoga Street. Harden was known to have frequented the Hollywood/Vermont Avenue area where he found.

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Simpkins said authorities learned the identify after an acquaintance came forward and turned over a wallet that Harden had left at his home a week ago.

From that a name was found, and it was discovered that had a wife in Richmond, a sister in Suffolk, and had been an Army veteran.

But the cause of death remains unknown.