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Jamaal Mellish, 23, is awaiting formal charges in connection with the death of 20-year-old Hayden Harris, a Fort Drum soldier who was reported missing last week, the New Jersey Byram Police Department said. Township on Facebook on December 21. Harris was His last news was between the night of December 17 and the early morning of December 18, police continued. Byram Township Police later found his body on Saturday, Dec. 19, off a road in Sussex County, the department said.
When Byram Township Police notified the US Army, they learned that Mellish was already in custody in Watertown, New York, charged with kidnapping. According to the Byram Township Police Department:
The Byram Township Fire Department Found Harris’ Body During an Annual Santa Ride
According to the Byram Township Police Department Facebook, local firefighters discovered Harris’s body while “going on their annual Santa Claus walk through the township.”
Members of the Byram Township Fire Department noticed a pair of shoes, paperwork and blood as they turned into a dead end, police said in a Facebook statement.
The Fire Department was circling the cul-de-sac at the end of Ross Rd. When they noticed debris along the road, including an umbrella, slippers, and a disposable food container. The top of the snow was stained with what appeared to be blood. The Fire Chief notified Byram Twp. Police department. Sergeant Dellicker, Ptl. Sodano and Ptl. Spaldo arrived in the area to investigate further.
A further investigation revealed paperwork with the victim and the defendant’s name from a previous vehicle transaction. During a search of the disturbed area in the snow, the victim’s body was found approximately 200 yards in the wooded area, mostly buried under the snow. During the investigation it was discovered that the victim, Hayden Harris, was reported as a missing soldier from Fort Drum, NY.
Police Say Mellish & Harris Were Meeting in Watertown for ‘a Vehicle Transaction’
Police said Mellish and Harris were meeting in Watertown for a “vehicle transaction,” according to the Byram Township Police Department on Facebook.
The Department added that investigators found documents near Harris’s body with “the victim and the defendant’s name from a previous vehicle transaction.”
“Mellish was supposed to trade a Ford Mustang with Harris for a Chevy truck. Mellish is also a soldier in the United States Army and had a previous transaction with Harris, ”Byram Township Police wrote on December 21.