Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lacey Police Chief Michael DiBella today sadly announced the partnering departments are investigating a double homicide that took place within Lacey Township.
Members of the Lacey Police Department initially responded to 212 Nautilus Blvd at approximately 4:02 pm for the report of a suspicious event.
According to authorities, at this time, the investigation is in its preliminary stages.
The one thing we can state definitively is that this event is over, contained and presents absolutely no danger to the surrounding community.
Authorities said the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, Lacey Township Police Department, Ocean County Sherriff’s Department CSI Unit, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office are all involved in processing the scene in order to get a clear picture of what took place.
Authorities said, the fatalities involved a family that includes a husband, wife, child, and family dog.
The wife, age 48, a male child, age 7, and male Welsh Corgi dog are allegedly all victims and were pronounced dead at the scene.
The husband, age 51, was the victim of self-inflicted injuries and expired as a result of his wounds after being transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.