Murder Mystery of Small-Eared Man Found Dead in a Rug in the Woods Confounds New Jersey Cops

A mind-boggling murder mystery has Atlantic City-area cops seeking answers about the identity of a man found rolled in a rug, who killed him — and why the victim's ears are so small.

A deer hunter discovered the man wrapped in the rug in a wooded area off the Atlantic City Expressway in New Jersey on Dec. 8, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Authorities have no idea who he is or who might have executed him.

"This was a very large man with very small, round, distinctive ears," said Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel during a press conference. "Somewhere, someone is missing this person."

Investigators won't say why they believe the man was killed or what the cause of death was, the News reported. There were no signs of a struggle and the victim may have known his attacker. The rug was devoid of visible blood stains, according to the paper.

The victim had been dead at least a week before his body was tossed in the woods.

He is described as a white male between the ages of 30 and 40, 6 feet tall and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds. Anyone with any information is being asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 909-7800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-658-8477.

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