Saturday, January 10, 2015

Police Identify Body Found in Northfield; Gunshot Wound to Head

NORTHFIELD – The man found dead outside a Northfield home yesterday has been identified, and the autopsy completed, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
The Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office responded to Virginia Avenue, Northfield, at approximately 11:00 a.m. yesterday, Jan. 9, 2015, where a man had been discovered dead on the front lawn of a residence, with a head wound.
The victim has been identified as Franklin Dwayne Gant Smith, 52, who had also been known as Kevin Charm. Smith’s address is unknown.

Next of kin have been notified.
An autopsy performed by the NJ State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death is a homicide, the cause: a gunshot wound to the head.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Northfield Police Department are investigating the death.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 909-7666.


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