Lavallette woman found dead on Toms River beach, drowning suspected

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – A Lavallette woman was found dead on the beach in the Ocean Beach section of Toms River Saturday morning.  An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be drowning, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

On Saturday, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department responded to the Ocean Beach section of Toms River for a report of an unresponsive female lying on the beach near the water.  Responding officers found the deceased body of Jennifer Jack, age 43, of Lavallette. Later in the day, a post mortem examination was conducted by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office – the results of the examination determined the cause of death to be drowning.

“At this point in time, there’s no evidence to suggest there was any foul play or criminal activity involved in this unfortunate incident. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the manner of death to be sure our information is accurate,” the OCPO said in a statement.


Anyone who may have any information on this matter is asked to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 or Detective Ryan Quinn of the Toms River Township Police Department at  732-349-0150 ext. 1361.

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