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Decomposed body found in Lakewood home

LAKEWOOD (AP) — Ocean County authorities say an autopsy was not able to determine the cause of death for a badly decomposed body found in a home in Lakewood.

Police outside a Lakewood home where a body was discovered
Police outside a Lakewood home where a body was discovered (The Lakewood Scoop)

Prosecutor’s spokesman Al Della Fave said that there are so far not suspicious circumstances surrounding 45-year-old Michael Matthews’ death.

Fave says that the official cause of death will be determined through a toxicology report, which typically takes four to six weeks to complete.

Police were called by a property manager after a nearby business complained about an odor coming from the residence on Thursday. Police found Matthews, of Brick, inside a bedroom.

Police say squatters have been seen in the area. Della Fave says the person was observed at the house in the last two weeks.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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