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Senior Male Found Dead in Lagoon in Berkeley Township

Berkeley Township

Police have launched an investigation into an incident where a senior man was found dead inside a lagoon in Berkely Township.

According to a statement released by police, on May 8th at approximately 5:00 PM, the Berkeley Township Police Department received a report of a missing elderly male from Sandlewood Drive, located on a lagoon in the Bayville Section of the Township.

Police say the caller reported that the male a (76-years-old) could not be located and did not take his vehicles.

According to police, the elderly male was known to have preexisting medical conditions.

"As a result, an immediate investigation to locate the male began. This involved Berkeley Police, Berkeley Detectives, The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and their K-9 Unit, as well as members of the Bayville Fire Department" according to police.

Police say at approximately 9:00 pm, the victim was located deceased, in the lagoon on Sandlewood Dr. several houses down from where he lived.

Preliminary investigation shows no signs of foul play but this an active, ongoing investigation by the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective William Somers at 732-341-132 x 2111