Authorities Announce Fire and Death Investigation in Lincoln Park

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MORRIS COUNTY — 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, in Lincoln Park. 

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 Four Ungerer Road. First responders immediately undertook fire suppression efforts, 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, a half mile away from the fire scene. The investigation confirmed the victim’s identity was the vehicle’s driver. 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 Morris County Prosecutor’s Office conducted the investigation, as did the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Park Police Department, and the Lincoln Park Fire Department.