RUMSON: REHAB HOUSE DEATH INVESTIGATED

just_in1The death of a person found at a Rumson residence Sunday is under investigation, police Chief Scott Paterson tells redbankgreen.

Kin of the deceased haven’t been notified, so he’s unable to release any information about the matter, including the name or age of the victim, Paterson says.

Oxford House, a nonprofit drug rehab provider, lists the house, at 61 South Ward Avenue, as a residence for up to nine males in rehab. Drug or alcohol use by residents is cause for eviction.

Paterson declined to comment on a neighbor’s claim that the victim died of a drug overdose, and said  it will be “a few days” before further information might be available.

The property was acquired at a Monmouth County Sheriff’s sale last October by  Triplets Realty LLC, with a mailing address at 16A Bellevue Avenue, according to county tax records. The owners of 16A Bellevue are listed as Gina and Charles Farkouh – a real estate agent and homebuilder, respectively. They could not be reached for comment Monday.

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