March 1, 2023
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Hamilton Police were detailed to 11 South Gold Drive on a report of a motor vehicle on fire. Upon arrival Officers located a white bucket truck and a yellow box truck. Hamilton Fire Department was already on scene attempting to extinguish the fire when they noticed human remains in the fire on top of the box truck. The deceased was identified as Dean Kitchin, 52 years of age from Cherry Hill. Further investigation determined Kitchin was working on fiber optic lines in the area and was electrocuted by a live power line.
Investigators have no indication that foul play was involved. The victim was transported to the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Robert Whartenby of the Hamilton Police Division Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 581-4032 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.
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