Authorities Announce Fire and Death Investigation in Lincoln Park

Published on January 22, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detective Christoph Kimker, Sheriff James Gannon, and Lincoln Park Chief of Police Joseph Zammit confirm an active investigation into a vehicle fire and death that occurred on January 21, 2023 in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

At approximately 7:16 a.m., the Lincoln Park Police and Fire Departments were notified of an active vehicle fire in the commercial area of 4 Ungerer Road in Lincoln Park.  Fire suppression efforts were immediately undertaken by first responders and the fire was extinguished.

Several hours later at approximately 3:00 p.m. with the fire investigation still underway, the body of a male was discovered in a wooded area in Lynn Park, Lincoln Park, a half mile away from the fire scene.  The investigation has confirmed the identity of the victim was the driver of the vehicle previously located.  The cause and manner of death are pending findings of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

At this time there is no indication of suspicious criminal activity. 

The investigation was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Park Police Department, and the Lincoln Park Fire Department. 

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