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UPDATE: Police Investigate Ocean Beach Drowning

By rlsmetro on
Toms River

Ocean County officials announced that on Sunday, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department responded to the Ocean Beach section of Toms River for a report of an unresponsive female lying on the beach near the water.  

Officials said responding officers found the deceased body of Jennifer Jack, 43, of Lavallette.

Police say later in the day, a post mortem examination was conducted by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office - the results of the examination determined the cause of death to be drowning.

“At this point in time, there’s no evidence to suggest there was any foul play or criminal activity involved in this unfortunate incident. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the manner of death to be sure our information is accurate,” Prosecutor Billhimer said. 

Prosecutor Billhimer urges anyone who any information on this matter to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 or Detective Ryan Quinn of the Toms River Township Police Department at  732-349-0150 ext. 1361.