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Prosecutor: Brick Man, 55, Identified As Victim of Weekend Homicide

Ocean County Sheriff's Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ocean County Sheriff’s Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Prosecutors in Ocean County have identified the man whose life was lost in a homicide that occurred in the township Saturday and was first reported Sunday.

Details on the nature of the incident, which occurred on Acorn Drive, are largely unknown. But on Monday morning, authorities identified the victim as Mark Richard Austin, 55, of Brick Township.

Ocean County Sheriff's Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ocean County Sheriff’s Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)


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Tax records show the home where the alleged homicide occurred, 770 Acorn Drive, as being owned by Barbara Austin, who purchased the property in 2014.

Ocean County Sheriff's Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Ocean County Sheriff’s Department vehicles outside the site of a suspected homicide in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Anyone who has any information on this incident is being asked to contact Detective John Murphy of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 732-929-2027 or Detective Mark Byrne of the Brick Township Police Department at 732-262-1117.


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