Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Click here to
sign up for our newsletter!

The Journals are the premier publications for high-quality, hyperlocal news and advertising in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Feb 04, 2019

Freehold Couple Found Dead on Same Day, 20 Miles Apart


The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the Freehold Township Police Department and with the assistance of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, Woodbridge Police Department and Sayreville Police Department, are investigating the homicide this morning of Denise Bartone, inside her 123 Koster Drive home in Freehold Township.

A vehicle registered to the family was discovered parked on the Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge in Woodbridge early this morning. Kenneth Bartone, the husband of the victim, was found floating in the Raritan River this afternoon, dead of an apparent suicide.

“We do not believe there is any further danger to the public”, said a post on the Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS Facebook page.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case can reach out to Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Andrea Tozzi at 1-800-733-7443 or Freehold Township Police Detective James Burdge at 732-462-7908.

Information courtesy of Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS Facebook page.