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Officials: Teen’s Death in Brick Not Related to Criminal Activity

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

The death of a 19-year-old from out of state that occurred in Brick over the weekend is not a result of foul play, authorities said Tuesday.

According to Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, police went to Ocean Medical Center at 9 a.m. last Friday after receiving a call that a 19-year-old male, later 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 a.m., Della Fave said.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was sent to the hospital to conduct a death investigation, Della Fave, said, along with with members of the Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI unit.

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Siler’s body was transported to Community Medical Center where a post mortem examination was to be conducted, said Della Fave.

“The investigation is ongoing at this time by the partnering agencies … pending the [medical examiner’s] full report to include toxicology findings,” said Della Fave. “There is no evidence to suggest that the decedent’s death is connected to any criminal activity.”

The teen’s death has been the source of rumors around town for several days. No criminal charges have been filed in the case.

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