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Man Found Dead in Trenton Car Fire


The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating the death of a man yesterday in Trenton.

According to police, on Mar. 5th, shortly after 3 p.m., Trenton police received multiple 911 calls for a car fire in the rear of 464 South Olden Avenue.

The fire department reported the vehicle was fully involved upon arrival. A deceased male in his early 50s was found in the dark-colored Ford SUV.

An autopsy was performed today by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, however, the cause and manner of death are undetermined and pending further studies.

Authorities have tentatively identified the victim and will release that information once it is confirmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call MCHTF Sergeant Gary Wasko at (609) 989-6317 or Detective Michael Castaldo at (609) 989-6194.