July 10, 2017
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Moorestown Police Chief Lee Lieber announced today that a man who was fatally stabbed during an apparent home invasion early Sunday morning has been identified as a 26-year-old Moorestown resident.
The decedent, James R. Doyle, of the 400 block of North Church Street, was pronounced dead at a house in the 700 block of Hartford Road in Moorestown after a resident there called police at 12:23 a.m. Sunday to report that he had stabbed two intruders who entered his home.
Doyle’s death was ruled a homicide during an autopsy performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.
The investigation into the home invasion and stabbings is ongoing. The name of the Hartford Road resident is not being released at this point because he has not been charged with a crime.
Detectives are also investigating whether a man who arrived at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro later Sunday morning with stabs wounds to his leg is connected to the Hartford Road incident.
The case is being investigated by the Moorestown Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The lead investigators are Moorestown Police Detective Jason Burk and BCPO Detective Anthony Luyber.
Officers from the Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade and Mount Laurel police departments also responded to the call.
Anyone with information about this incident that would be helpful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113.