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Pair Charged With Leaving Body of Brick Man in T.R. Parking Lot

Two suspects now being lodged in Ocean County Jail

Pair Charged With Leaving Body of Brick Man in T.R. Parking Lot Pair Charged With Leaving Body of Brick Man in T.R. Parking Lot
A pair of Monmouth County residents have been charged with disposing of a Brick man's dead body in a Toms River parking lot.

Anthony “Skipper” Noland, 49, of School Avenue in Asbury Park and Tara Roberts, 40, of Ridge Avenue in Neptune, are facing charges of purposely failing to dispose of human remains as required by law as authorities continue their investigation into the death of John J. Dunn, 43, of London Road in Brick.

According to a joint statement issued Monday by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little, Toms River officers were called to the corner of Route 9 and Sunset Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. March 31 for an unresponsive person lying on the ground after a passing motorist phoned in the report after seeing the man in the dirt lot.

When police arrived they found Dunn on the south west corner of the intersection, unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

The investigative efforts of Toms River Detective Randy Petrick and Ocean County Prosecutors Office Detective Brian Haggerty of the Major Crimes Unit led to the identification of a 2000 Ford Taurus, which in turn led authorities to the suspects in the case.

"It is alleged that the death of Mr. Dunn occurred at an undisclosed location in Monmouth County and he was driven to Toms River where he was removed from the vehicle by the defendants and left in the parking lot," the statement said.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports; there were no obvious signs of trauma to Mr. Dunn, authorities said.

Bail for Noland and Roberts was set at $25,000 each and both were lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a first court appearance.

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