A.C. murders lead to Alloway
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
By RANDALL CLARK
ALLOWAY TWP. -- A task force assembled to solve the deaths of four women whose bodies were found in a ditch outside Atlantic City last year spent Monday night and Tuesday searching a home here in connection with the unsolved, high-profile case, authorities said.
The search was executed at a house at 183 Alloway-Friesburg Road. According to property records, the house is owned by Terry L. Oleson.
Authorities from several law enforcement agencies took part.
An occupant of the house once worked as a maintenance man at the motel in Egg Harbor Township near where the bodies of the women were found last Nov. 20, according to authorities.
No one has been arrested in the case and it was not clear from authorities what led them to search the Alloway property.
A 34-year-old man who lived in the house had been questioned by authorities, according to wire reports, but officials declined to release his name.
"All I can say at this point is that the house was searched as part of the continuing investigation into the four murders that took place In Egg Harbor Township," said Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz on Tuesday, who is heading the investigation. "The (Atlantic County) prosecutor's office in conjunction with a special task force of state and local police are working diligently on the case."
The four dead women were found lying close together in a drainage ditch behind the Golden Key Motel on the Black Horse Pike (Route 322), an establishment which -- along with many others along the highway -- has long been considered part of the seedy underside of Atlantic City.
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No charges for former motel handyman in hooker deaths
4/4/2007, 10:54 a.m. EDT
By WAYNE PARRY
The Associated Press
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former handyman at a motel near where the bodies of four prostitutes were found last November was not charged with a crime following two days of interviews with authorities.
A law enforcement official familiar with the case said the 34-year-old man had been interviewed at the Atlantic County Prosecutor's office in Mays Landing on Monday and Tuesday, and was allowed to leave the office Tuesday without being charged or arrested.
Officials with a task force set up after the four bodies were found face-down in a drainage ditch searched the man's house in Alloway Township, Salem County on Monday and Tuesday, taking away unspecified items in several boxes.
The man had been staying last fall at the Golden Key Motel on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, just west of the Atlantic City border. He did odd jobs and maintenance work at the motel in return for a break on his rent, authorities and the motel's owner said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.
Of the four women whose bodies were found last November, two had been murdered; autopsies could not determine the cause of death for the other two because they had been in the ditch for so long. No arrests have been made.
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