Monmouth County woman remains missing days after house fire
Monmouth County investigators are looking for the cause of a Thursday morning fire at a home in Ocean Township last week but are also trying to find a missing person from that residence, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.
Ocean Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at 86 Wickapecko Drive in Ocean Township around 7:32 am last Thursday morning.
Investigators then found the approximately 6,000 square foot residence completely engulfed in flames.
Once the fire was extinguished, an investigation was launched by the Ocean Township Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, in conjunction with the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Police quickly determined that two residents of the home were unaccounted for, Ronald Teschner, 49, and Jacquelin Terrulli, 65.
Teschner was located in the early morning hours of Friday, September 13 in Paterson where he was also found in possession of Jacquelin Terrulli’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee and shotguns.
The vehicle was seized by police and remains in the custody of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Teschner was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons and three counts of Receiving Stolen Property.
He was lodged in Monmouth County Correctional Institution and is pending a detention hearing.
Jacquelin Terrulli has yet to be located.
The investigation into her whereabouts is active and ongoing.
Anyone who may have seen Jacquelin Terrulli between Wednesday, September 11, and now and may have information to assist in the investigation is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Patrick Petruzziello at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Detective Christopher Brady at 732-531-1800.
Anyone who had contact with Teschner after the time of the fire, but prior to his arrest is also urged to contact Detective Petruzziello and/or Detective Brady.
The fire remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Ocean Township Police Department.
It's not known if Terrulli and/or Teschner have any connection to the fire at their home in Ocean Township or if they're suspects in the case.
A request for comment on the investigation has not yet been returned by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.
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