Death of man found in Brick Township home probed as homicide

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Authorities say the death of a man found inside his Ocean County home is being investigated as a homicide.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office identified the victim as 55-year-old Mark Richard Austin.

Prosecutors say Austin was killed at the Acorn Drive home on Saturday. But they have refused to disclose more information, citing the ongoing investigation.

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Relatives say Austin had lived in the home for about 25 years.

Anyone who may have information about the case should call 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.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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