FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend has been found dead inside his New Jersey home.
Monmouth County prosecutors say the death of 29-year-old John Ozbilgen isn’t considered suspicious, but they declined further comment. His body was found early Friday at his Freehold Township home.
Ozbilgen was recently named a person of interest by investigators probing the disappearance of 25-year-old Stephanie Parze. She was last seen on Oct. 30 after dropping her parents off at their house following a family night out.
Authorities say Parze had accused Ozbilgen of abuse during their months-long relationship.
Ozbilgen had been released from jail on Tuesday in connection with an unrelated child pornography case.
Both Parze’s disappearance and Ozbilgen’s death remains under investigation.