On Monday November 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm, Long Beach Police were dispatched to 2204 Central Avenue in Barnegat Light regarding a wellbeing check of a 60 year old male at that location who had not been heard from for two days. Long Beach Police responded to the residence and made entry into the secured residence after receiving no response from within.

Upon entering the residence police observed the body of the male occupant, identified as Richard P. Doody. Doody was pronounced dead by Dr. Larkin from the OC Medical Examiner’s Office at 7 pm.

The residence was secured pending the issuance of a court authorized search warrant. Multiple interviews are being conducted as well as canvas of the area. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the OCPO Major Crime / Homicide Unit, in conjunction with the OC Sheriff’s Department CSI, OC Medical Examiner’s Office and the Long Beach Township Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027.

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