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On Friday August 4, 2017 at 9:00 am, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was dispatched to Ocean Medical Center in Brick to conduct a death investigation.  OCPO Det. John Carroll met with members of the Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department (CSI) upon his arrival.

He was advised that Brick Police were dispatched to the hospital following a call from Emergency Room staff who advised that a 19 year old male, alter identified as Austin Siler of Kettering, Ohio was transported to the hospital by friends.  Hospital Staff attempted life saving measures with no success and Siler was pronounced dead at 8:21 am.

The body of the decedent was transported to Community Medical Center where a post mortem examination was to be conducted.  The investigation is ongoing at this time by the partnering agencies identified above pending the ME full report to include toxicology findings.  There is no evidence to suggest that the decedent’s death is connected to any criminal activity.