Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on February 16, 2023, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department and Toms River Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Roberts Road. During the primary search of the residence, the body of a deceased male was discovered.
The decedent’s body was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River for a post mortem examination and identification. During the suppression of the fire, a firefighter was treated for a minor injury at Community Medical Center and released.
The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Toms River Township Bureau of Fire Prevention, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Additional information will be released to the public as it becomes available.