Prosecutors: Ax found in Boonton Township home where son murdered his father on Christmas Eve

Prosecutors say an ax and a battery-operated pole saw were located near Gregory Meyer’s body with apparent blood on them.

Lanette Espy and Lauren Due

Dec 26, 2023, 10:42 AM

Updated 207 days ago

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An ax and battery-operated pole saw were found in a Boonton Township home where a 33-year-old man is accused of murdering his father on Christmas Eve, prosecutors say.
Morris County prosecutors say police responded Sunday afternoon to a 911 call on Old Denville Road where officers found Gregory Meyer, 61, dead inside his residence. A cause of death has not been revealed. However, his son Kyle was arrested and charged with murder and weapon-related charges after an investigation determined he was a suspect. Gregory and Kyle lived in the same house, according to officials.
An autopsy was performed by the medical examiner and a finalized report remains pending at this time, prosecutors say.
“In any community, something like this shatters the community, especially during the holidays, ” said Boonton Township Administrator Douglas Cabana. "Here, especially when the family was known in the community, it really strikes a chord with many in the community."
Kyle was detained in Paterson and is currently being held at Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
Officials say they are not looking for additional suspects, and there is no threat to the public.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Gregory. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-6200 or Boonton Township police at 973-402-4000.


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