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.