Authorities investigating ‘suspicious’ death at Long Beach Island house

     The house in Barnegat Light where police discovered a deceased 60-year-old man Monday. (Image: Google Maps)

    The house in Barnegat Light where police discovered a deceased 60-year-old man Monday. (Image: Google Maps)

    An investigation is underway into the death of a man who was found in a Long Beach Island house that authorities have deemed suspicious. 

    Officers from the Long Beach Township Police Department were dispatched shortly before 5 p.m. Monday to 2204 Central Avenue in Barnegat Light on a well-being check of a 60-year-old man who had not been heard from for two days, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave said in a release. 

    Police, who entered the secured residence after not receiving a response from within, discovered the deceased body of the house’s occupant, identified as Richard P. Doody, according to the spokesman. 

    “The residence was secured pending the issuance of a court authorized search warrant,” Della Fave said, adding that investigators are conducting multiple interviews and canvassing the area. 

    Authorities did not specify why they believe the death is suspicious. 

    The investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime/Homicide Unit in conjunction with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Long Beach Township Police Department is ongoing.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027.

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