Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Mansfield Township Police Chief Ronald Mulhall announced that a 68-year-old man was found shot to death in a car yesterday in Mansfield Township.
Mansfield Township police officers were called to Monica Court yesterday at approximately 4:15 p.m. to check on a parked vehicle. Township police officers found James Dewyer dead inside of his silver Dodge Avenger from an apparent shooting.
Mr. Dewyer had a last known legal address of Linden Road in Burlington Township, but has not resided at that location for a few years. It is believed that since that time he has frequently changed residences, sometimes living in area motels.
An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.
The case is being investigated by detectives from the Mansfield Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police are asking anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators to contact Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 265-7113.