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Lacey Township Man Charged with Murder

Lacey Township

Lacey County officials have announced that on September 7, 2022, Justin Donaldson, 36, was charged with murder in connection with the death of his father, David Donaldson, 67.

Police say at approximately 4:35 p.m., officers were summoned to a residence on Weehawken Avenue by a concerned family member attempting to perform a welfare check on Donaldson's father and his brother, Justin Donaldson, but he would not let the family member in the residence.

The concerned family member called 911, and the Lacey Township Police responded.

Officers subsequently entered the residence, where they discovered the body of a deceased male - David Donaldson - with apparent trauma to his face.

An investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit, Lacey Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit determined that Justin Donaldson was the individual responsible for his father's death.

Justin Donaldson was taken into custody at the scene without incident and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is presently lodged pending a detention hearing.