FREEHOLD – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating an Ocean Township woman that has been missing for three weeks.
Jacquelin Terrulli, 65, has been missing since September 12, 2019.
Despite continued searches, Terrulli’s whereabouts remain a mystery. As detectives continue to do everything within their power to locate her, they are asking for the assistance of the community.
“On behalf of our law enforcement partners and Jacquelin Terrulli’s family, we are urging anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts or the events leading up to her disappearance to please come forward and contact us,” said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
On Sept. 12, at approximately 7:32 a.m., Ocean Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at 86 Wickapecko Drive where they found the 6,000 square foot residence completely engulfed in flames.
After extinguishing the blaze, authorities launched an investigation and determined that the two residents of the home were unaccounted for, a male and a female. The two missing individuals were identified as 49-year old Ronald Teschner and Terrulli.
Teschner was located in the early morning hours of Friday, September 13, 2019, in Paterson. He was found in possession of Terrulli’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Shotguns were also located in the vehicle.
Police seized the vehicle, which remains in the custody of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The vehicle was last seen leaving the Monmouth County area at approximately 8 a.m. on September 12.
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. Teschner is being lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution and will be detained until trial.
The fire remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Ocean Township Police Department.
Despite locating Teschner so quickly, Terrulli is still missing. Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 and/or Detective Chris Brady of the Ocean Township Police Department at 732-531-1800.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, email a tip via the website at monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.