UPDATE: The noodle mystery has been solved. According to residents who told NBC4 , a military veteran moving out of his mother’s nearby home after her death found the stockpile of pasta. The Old Bridge Mayor said the pasta was raw, but because of the heavy rain, it looked cooked in the photos.
Henry said in a statement, “It certainly shouldn’t have ended up in the woods — putting in or near the stream bed was not the best idea — but I certainly hope our police are not putting more time into this” he said. “Assuming the pasta was still usable, I wish it had ended up in our food bank, which could have really used it.”
An estimated 500 pounds of cooked pasta was reportedly found dumped near a stream in Old Bridge.
Nina Jochnowitz, who is running for council and was campaigning door-to-door, said a citizen alerted her to the odd find. She then went to investigate the situation herself, posting various photos to her Facebook page.