Decorated Sayreville, N.J. Detective Matthew Kurtz found dead in vehicle

A 9 year veteran officer was found dead in his vehicle Amboy Cinemas just off the Garden State Parkway. The Officer was not working according to officials at the time of the incident.

Officials responded to a call near the Amboy Cinemas just off the Garden State Parkway at about 7:15 A.M. and found the body of Officer Matthew Kurtz, 34, in his own vehicle with an unstated amount of bullet holes inside of it. 

Middlesex District Attorney and the Sayreville Police Department will be working in conjunction on the investigation. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey gave very few details regarding the investigation or circumstances involving the Officers demise during the morning news brief.

The 9 year veteran, having been hired in 2007 has been highly decorated for acts of valor in his career and was recently promoted to the rank of detective in the investigations division.

He was married in 2012 and there is no further information on immediate family ties.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Wayne Canastra of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3809.


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