Thursday, August 8, 2013

Egg Harbor Township Man Found Deceased in Parked Car in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE – An Egg Harbor Township man was found deceased inside a parked vehicle yesterday evening, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, at approximately 7 p.m., Pleasantville police responded to the report of an unresponsive male found in a parked pickup truck on the 100 block of Third Street.
Upon arrival, police discovered Theodore Ritcher, 46, of Egg Harbor Township, deceased in the driver’s seat.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to investigate the death.
The Atlantic County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of Ritcher’s body and an autopsy was later completed.
Investigation and preliminary autopsy results indicate the manner of death was not homicide. Additional testing is pending to determine the cause of death.
Ritcher’s next of kin have been notified.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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