The Avalon Police Department is continuing its investigation into the discovery of a body that was found on the 22nd Street beach on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

At 7:28am, Avalon Police received a telephone call from a passerby who discovered the body on the beach.  Avalon Police immediately responded, along with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cape May County Medical Examiner.

The deceased is identified as 26 year old Brett Fitzpatrick from Ocean City, New Jersey.  An autopsy is being performed on Mr. Fitzpatrick to determine the cause of death.

The Avalon Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation.  Additional information will be released when it becomes available.