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Authorities Investigate Suspicious Death in Lakewood

By kcora on
Lakewood Township

Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man found in Lake Shenandoah Park.

According to police, at approximately 2:15 p.m. the Lakewood Police Department was notified by a woman out walking her dog in Lake Shenandoah Park that a male was laying on the ground unresponsive.

Lakewood PD responded and found the male deceased.

The officers secured the scene and the Lakewood Detective Bureau, OCPO Major Crimes Unit and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI responded to process the scene.

At this time the investigation is labeled a suspicious death.

No ID or condition of the body will be provided until a formal report is received from the Ocean County Medical Examiners Office. However, the person is believed to be 18-year-old Elibit Mena, who was reported missing on Sunday evening when he didn't return home after going to the park to meet up with friends.

The lead detectives in the case are OCPO Major Crime Unit Det. John Murphy and Lakewood PD Det. Lynn Miller.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OCPO at 732 929-2027. All information will be treated completely confidential.