Seaside Police Make Arrest in Motel Murder


Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd announce the arrest of Matthew Demartin, 37, of Seaside Heights in connection with the death of a woman, believed to be the roommate of Demartin, who was found at their shared residence in the Glendale Motel located at 26 Lincoln Ave in Seaside Heights. The victim has been identified as Sharon Falcetano, age 59. 

Demartin is charged with Murder and is being held in the Ocean County Jail pending his first appearance.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at approximately 11:19 pm, the Seaside Height Police and local EMS responded to a 911 call at the Glendale Motel.  Upon their arrival, they found an unresponsive female who was subsequently pronounced dead at 11:43 pm at the scene.  The officers immediately secured the scene and contacted the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI to begin the investigation. 

An autopsy conducted by the Ocean County Medical Examiner today determined that the victim suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her head and body. The manner of death was determined to be homicide.

The investigation was conducted by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Seaside Heights Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit. 

Prosecutor Coronato and Chief Boyd commend the investigative efforts that resulted in the swift apprehension and charging of this suspect.

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