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.