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UPDATE: Foul Play Not Suspected In Discovery Of Man's Body In Double Trouble State Park

Identification pending notice of next of kin, Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Says

There were no apparent indications of foul play in the discovery of a body of a man in his sixties in Double Trouble State Park, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says.

"The cause of death is pending an autopsy," said Executive Assistant Prosecutor Michel A. Paulhus. "It doesn't appear to be anything criminal."

Authorities from the Prosecutor's Office and the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office were at the park off Pinewald-Keswick Road after midnight last night.

Information on the area of the 8,495 acre park the body was found in and the time the man was discovered are not yet available, Paulhus said.

The man's identification is being withheld until next of kin are notified, he said.

Come back to Berkeley Patch later for more information on this developing story.

WhyohWhy February 26, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Any more info on this now? Its been 7-1/2 hrs.
Sandra February 26, 2013 at 02:05 PM
This is not the first time a body was discovered in that area. But of course judging from all the homeless people after the storm, I can see where someone might have decided to make the park a place to live for awhile. If that be the case. The weather has been terribly cold with warm ups, and surprised we have not found more bodies.
Patricia A. Miller (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 02:09 PM
All the information available right now is up on the site.
Randy Daytona February 26, 2013 at 05:02 PM
What a shame if this man was homeless he could of sought help from the st. pius church on lacey rd...Oh my mistake they only want your money and keep their doors locked... im thinking of the Methodist church across the street where that wonderful woman opened her doors and her heart to anyone in need of help day or night after hurricane sandy and always has…st pius should be ashamed of themselves im embarrassed to have been a member emphasis on have been.
Joe February 26, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I seriously doubt anyone was living in Double Trouble. There is no food readily availble nor much shelter unless the person broke into a building. DT has heated, flush toilets and that is about it convenience wise. From first indications I would suspect a suicide.
Snwbrdchk February 26, 2013 at 05:24 PM
WHERE does it say that this man was homeless?!!
Kelley February 26, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Randy, leave the Catholic church outta this, their sheep can't even make left turns without police officers there to direct them.. This man is at least at peace now. I wouldn't want to be living in the woods in the middle of winter.
Snwbrdchk February 26, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Way to jump to conclusions people who know nothing.
Joe February 26, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Imaginations gone wild!
Robert Yates February 26, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Randy is shooting from the hip and obviously does not think before he writes. The Catholic Church has one of the greatest records in human history of privately supporting shelters, hospitals, food pantries, schools, etc.(notwithstanding their recent failings, which are inexcusable) Maybe Pius could have done more, but the cheap shots do nothing to advance the conversation. While I can do without Kelley's sarcasm, she is correct that there should not be tax payer funded officers directing traffic after mass.
lacey voter February 26, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Lmao..St Pius would have let him charge his cell phone between the hours of 9AM and 5 PM..After his check cleared of course
proud February 26, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I don't see anything in the article that indicates the gentleman was a homeless person. Speaking of the homeless, it is my understanding that Lakewood officials have been woefully unsuccessful in collecting the $1,000 a day fine they are imposing on tents and wood stoves in Tent City. Perhaps, the homeless don't consider monetary fines injurious? Given the ineffectiveness (see:government) of fining people that haven't any money, the township should probably consider a different tact if they truly want to rid themselves of these residents. I therefore suggest that there be mandates put in place that require every single tent and wood stove be ELEVATED or suffer injurious insurance premiums.This, in effect, would drive the population from Tent City, because the residents quite simply would not be able to afford to live there any longer, and Lakewood's social fabric and landscape would revert to what is was prior to the homeless being there. Done. www.stopfemanow.com
SHARON HEBERT February 26, 2013 at 09:22 PM
So many comments, and no answer on what happen to this man. How was he found. So maybe we can find out soon, or like these articals go , they dont complete the story with there findings in FULL..I SAID IN FULL.
Joe February 26, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Do you really think the tent city residents have insurance?
foggyworld February 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Joe, The people in Tent City have absolutely nothing to insure.
WhyohWhy February 27, 2013 at 01:47 PM
You people crack me up....Y'all need to get a hobby! LOL Or start a 'Whining" group that you can post to. This way you wouldn't be going off and replying with words that have nothing to do with the topic! The article went from finding a dead man to the Catholic church doing nothing, to Police helping make left hand turns (BECAUSE people are SO DIScourteous to others) to taxing tent people who are homeless and making fun of them having no Ins to elevate their tents. WTG people....
Snwbrdchk February 27, 2013 at 02:19 PM
As it turns out he as reported missing and his car was found there.
Dentss Dunnagun March 02, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Joe ,they only need flood insurance if they have a mortgage on those tents ,now if you're talking health care that's another ball of wax
impeach1 March 03, 2013 at 03:07 PM
very sad
grace March 07, 2013 at 03:53 PM
methodist church in lacey did so much and continues to do so to help sandy victims...st pius a little too late
grace March 07, 2013 at 03:54 PM
child molesting priests and money grabbers sorry but thats what i see at the catholic church...very sad
VoiceofReason April 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
He was probably taking a run or walk and had a heart attack. All this nonsense homeless talk is ridiculous to say the least. Shut your mouths until you know the facts.

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