FREEHOLD, NJ - A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Aberdeen Police Department is in progress after a 22-year-old Old Bridge man was found dead in a parking lot in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen Township.

Aberdeen Township Police responded to a 911 call at 9:44 p.m. on September 13, 2015, reporting a young deceased male in the area of 2 Ocean Boulevard, a parking lot in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen. Upon arrival patrols located an individual who had sustained gunshot wounds and was obviously deceased.

The victim was identified as William H. Karecki.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Detective Anthony Valentino of the Aberdeen Township Police Department at 732-583-4200, ext 205.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text "MONMOUTH" plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.  Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.