FREEHOLD – Law enforcement officials are looking for anyone with information regarding who may have been responsible for the death of a Bradley Beach man in 2016 to come forward, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago urged on Wednesday.
On Monday, February 8, 2016 at approximately 8:18 p.m., Neptune Township Police Department responded to 1306 7th Avenue, Neptune Township for a report of a shooting. Officers found Andre Thorne, 19, of Bradley Beach, in the driver’s seat of a 2002 red Dodge Neon suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Thorne was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he would later be pronounced deceased, less than a month shy of his 20th birthday. It was discovered that Thorne was sitting in the car with two others at the time of the shooting.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Neptune Township Police Department is still active and ongoing. Prosecutor Santiago stated that, “Despite the passage of over seven years since the murder of Andre Thorne, detectives from my Office and the Neptune Police Department refuse to let the case grow cold. It is our sincere hope that those efforts motivate individuals in our community to come forward with any information that they may possess.”
If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sergeant Keith Finkelstein (732) 431-7160, ext. 3019 or Neptune Township Detective Carrie Bartlett (732) 988-8000.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com