WASHINGTON TWP. — A body found in a wooded ravine behind Whitman School is not on school property or related to the school, police said.

Police received a call at about 3 p.m. Thursday that there was a body in the ravine. Officers quickly confirmed there was a man’s body there.

Although the male was not found on school property, school officials were notified of the incident and the area was secured to keep residents and students away while officers remained on scene.

Police Lt. Dennis Sims said officers have identified the body as that of 35-year-old Jacob Freitag of Garfield Avenue and that the death may have been because of an overdose or a health issue and that it appeared no crime had been committed.

Representatives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Medical Examiner’s office responded to assist with the investigation. The deceased male was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office and the cause of death is pending.