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Toms River Resident Found Dead in Water Near Marina

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One of the two individuals found dead in the water off the Channel Club marina in Monmouth Beach Friday was a Toms River man. 

John J. LoBello, 59, of Toms River, and Deborah Hollen-Lappin, 51, of Eatontown were both found dead in the water. The deaths do not appear to be suspicious but that determination is pending the results of a toxicological report from the medical examiner, said Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. 

The investigation is active and ongoing, Webster said. 

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The pair were found after a bystander noticed LoBello’s body and called 911. Hollen-Lappin’s body was later found by a diver. 

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  • Mac

    Two people found in the water dead in a sleepy little bedroom community, and their deaths don’t appear to be suspicious. Really? Granted, there may not be a threat to the community involved here, but not suspicious? Having lived for years within a few hundred feet of this location, I can assure you, I certainly would consider it suspicious.

    • Goodgrief

      Have to agree with you Mac. Two dead humans floating in a body of water would always be suspicious unless a reason was known. If that is the case I hope we are told.

  • Goodgrief

    According to another article LoBello fell in and Deborah Hollen-Lappin went in to try and save him.