Man found dead in Howell parking lot

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HOWELL – Investigators are trying to determine how a man died after he was found in the parking lot of Home Depot, Route 9, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Howell police officers responded to a 911 call at 1:31 p.m. March 30 after an individual reported seeing a man lying on the ground in the home improvement store’s parking lot at Route 9 south and West Farms Road.

Authorities said Weldon Spaulding Jr., 61, of Tinton Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of April 2, results of an autopsy were pending.

Anyone with information regarding Spaulding’s death is asked to call Detective Andrea Tozzi of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Howell Detective Rob Ortenzi at 732-620-4280.