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, Wednesday, August 16, at approximately 4:02 pm for the report of a suspicious event.
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. Presently 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.
As of now, we can only confirm that this event involved a family to include a husband, wife, child and family dog. All are deceased. 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.
At this time, out of family notification concerns, there will be no further information released today. The minute anything definitive can be addressed, we will immediately provide an update.
On behalf of The Lacey Township Police Department’s members, Mayor Peter Curatolo, and the entire governing body; we are all deeply saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those that have been touched by this tragedy.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella