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UPDATE: 'Unattended Death' on Route 88 in Brick, near Point

Death under investigation by Ocean County and Brick police.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Brick Police are investigating an "unattended death" that occurred Saturday morning in one of the Tip Top Cabin efficiency units on Route 88 in Brick, just west of the Point Borough border.

Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Michel Paulhus said the body was located at 2214 Route 88. He said the investigation into the death is in the "preliminary stages." 

An autopsy was conducted early Sunday afternoon. According to Paulhus, the manner and cause of death remain unknown, pending results of toxicology tests. He did not speculate as to the cause of death. 

The crime scene at a series of white cabins on Route 88 was cordoned off with yellow police tape and Brick police and the county Criminalistics Investigation Unit vehicles were parked there on Saturday evening.

By Sunday morning, only one police car was still stationed outside the cabin that was apparently the scene of the death and the yellow police tape was still up around it.

When police use the term "unattended death," they mean a person apparently died alone without anyone with them to observe exactly how, when or why it occurred. Because police have no immediate, first-hand information regarding the death, they have to investigate.

 

Story will be updated as more information becomes available.


Ann Zitarosa March 24, 2013 at 04:41 AM
I saw this on my way out to dinner around 5:30 tonite. Thought it was a drug raid or something.
Nj Ghost March 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Excuse me , but what is an "unattended" death? They found a body?
Denise Di Stephan (Editor) March 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM
The story reports that, yes, they "found a body" and that an autopsy will be done today. When police use the term "unattended death," they mean a person apparently died alone without anyone with them to observe exactly how, when or why it occurred. Because police have no immediate, first-hand information regarding the death, they have to investigate.
joanna March 24, 2013 at 01:12 PM
The Police and Scene Investigators have been parked outside all night. It is very creepy.
Sam Smith March 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM
As someone who experienced a "unattended death" in my family.....They DID NOT have crime scene tape, CIU, or Police sitting watch at the scene...Police came and so did the first aid. They called Kedz and removed to decedent to the ME's office. Something sounds strange about this!
Nj Ghost March 25, 2013 at 12:15 AM
thank you Denise
Ann Zitarosa March 25, 2013 at 02:30 AM
I saw a lot of police tape at 5:30 pm on Saturday. However, it was all around a cluster of trees, not the actual apartment.
DanR March 27, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I drove by around 3:30pm Saturday, saw 3 police cars and the CIU Van (Never saw one in Brick, and have lived here for 14 years). I can't imagine how this person passed, and as a "road warrior", my biggest fear is something going wrong in my sleep. I have known others that work on a budget and don't always get the best accomodations or their medication and fall this way. My heart goes out to this individual and their family

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