Body found in the trunk of a car in quiet neighborhood in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD−A body was found in the trunk of a car in the township Wednesday afternoon, authorities said

Police were alerted shortly before 12:15 p.m. about the body of what was thought to be an unconscious male in the Fairview Court area, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said in a statement.

The body of a man was found in a trunk in the area of Fairview Court in Lakewood Wednesday, Feb, 28, 2024,
The body of a man was found in a trunk in the area of Fairview Court in Lakewood Wednesday, Feb, 28, 2024,

Police found that the unidentified male in the trunk was dead.

The Major Crime Unit of the prosecutor's office, Lakewood police, Manchester police and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are investigating.

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There is no known danger to the public, Billhimer said.

Fairview Court is a quiet, small cul-de-sac with four homes on it, two are ranch homes and two are modified ranches. It's not clear if the car containing the body was found on that street or nearby.

Billhimer is urging anyone with information that could aid the investigation to call Detective Olga Brylevskaya of the prosecutor's office at 732-929-2027, Ext. 4105, or Lakewood Detective Austin Letts at 732-363-0200.

Ken Serrano covers crime, breaking news and investigations. Reach him at kserrano@gannettnj.com.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Body found in the trunk of car in quiet neighborhood in Lakewood NJ