UPDATED: Authorities Investigating Death at Local Motel

PHOTO: Authorities are investigating this evening after a dead body was found at a local motel, as first reported on our News Alerts.

Sources tell TLS police received a call at about 4:30 PM about an unresponsive male in the motel room.

Upon arrival, police determined that the man had been dead for several hours, but a friend who was with the man had reportedly failed to notify police.

Lakewood’s Detective Bureau and CIU are investigating.

UPDATE: Detective Sergeant Greg Staffordsmith tells TLS it appears the man died of natural causes. His identity was not yet released. [TLS]


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There are 17 Comments to "UPDATED: Authorities Investigating Death at Local Motel"

  • lakewood FF says:

    Busy night in the wood tonight I can tell you.

  • resident says:

    yes and they are way understaffed these days…..poor guys run from call to call, while all the important people worry about votes and taxes…..something bads a brewing……..

  • Anonymous says:

    Well understaffed?? Maybe they should stop chasing dogs around town

  • wella hey says:

    I hope this is cleared up and doesn’t go cold.

  • hey says:

    Yup they are now reactive rather than proactive. Something has to give and we need more police officers. What isit going to take for the people of Lakewood to wake up.

  • Anonymous says:

    Or maybe thatey shoud CATCH the dog instead of CHASING it!!!

  • resident says:

    the residents on the RT 70 corridor and Massachusetts ave need to get more involved and get us more officers…..we never see any where we live, just coming and going to calls…..nuts

  • Yid says:

    Maybe if more citizens were armed, crime would go down.

  • LakewoodBorn says:

    Yid- Crime would not go down if citizens were armed. Are you aware of the countless accidental deaths that have been occurring lately?

  • Concerned Citizen says:

    I agree 100%, what is it going to take for Lakewood Township to hire more police officers. There are numerous men and women who have passed the Civil Service Exam and are residents of Lakewood Township.

  • yes sir says:

    #10 you are so right and there is going to be a class for this August to train the people on the list who actually know our town.

  • me says:

    There are plenty of officers, no need for more.

  • More police pls says:

    Last time I checked it isn’t the polices job to catch dogs? Don’t we have an animal control or something?

  • More police pls says:

    I don’t think it’s the polices job to catch dogs is it? Doesn’t this town have an animal control? Maybe LCSW should worry about the dogs

  • Need more says:

    Need more officers and that would equal faster response time on calls. LPD is way understaffed compared to our surrounding towns with less crime and population.

  • wow says:

    it is the job of the police to protect this town. no matter what it takes

  • Anonymous says:

    Why was neither the name nor the location of the motel reported? All area residents/visitors have an interested in knowing incident locations.

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