Lakewood Man’s Body Found in Trunk Identified

On March 1, 2024, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer disclosed the identity of the deceased individual involved in an ongoing investigation in Lakewood Township as David Koscuik, aged 57 and a resident of Lakewood. The unsettling discovery took place on February 28, 2024, at approximately 12:13 p.m., when the Lakewood Township Police Department received a distressing report regarding an unconscious male found inside a vehicle’s trunk parked in the vicinity of Fairway Court in Lakewood Township. Subsequent to the prompt response from law enforcement, the lifeless body of a male was located at the scene.

The investigative efforts are being spearheaded by a collaborative task force comprising the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, the Lakewood Township Police Department, the Manchester Township Police Department, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit. As the inquiry unfolds, the authorities emphasize that the investigation is active and ongoing, reassuring the public that there is no imminent threat to their safety. Additional details pertaining to the case will be disclosed as they materialize.

Individuals possessing pertinent information regarding the ongoing investigation are strongly encouraged to reach out to Detective Olga Brylevskaya of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 4105, or Detective Austin Letts of the Lakewood Township Police Department at 732-363-0200. The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies aim to shed light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident in Lakewood Township, underscoring the significance of community involvement in resolving such matters swiftly and judiciously.

In a bid to uphold transparency and foster community engagement, the authorities remain committed to providing updates as the investigation progresses. The collaborative endeavors of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Lakewood Township Police Department, and other law enforcement entities signify a concerted effort to ensure justice is served and the safety of the community is safeguarded. The resolve to bring clarity to this somber event underscores the unwavering dedication of law enforcement personnel to uphold the rule of law and protect the well-being of residents in Lakewood Township and beyond.

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