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Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 20.33.13Ocean Casino Resort scene of the murder on September 23.   Photo by Chris6d

 

 

MAYS LANDING, NJ – The Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department are Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 20.14.55investigating the death of a man in Atlantic City, NJ. On September 23, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department responded to a hotel room within the Ocean Casino Resort for an unresponsive male. The man, later identified as Brian Wilkinson, 47, of Egg Harbor Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

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The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy of the victim and determined the cause of death as stab wounds, and the manner of death was deemed a homicide.

The investigation has resulted in the arrest of Andrew James Osborne, 34, of Philadelphia, PA for Murder (2C:11-3a) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (2C:39-4d). Osborne was taken into custody in Philadelphia and is currently held in Pennsylvania, awaiting extradition. This continues to be an active and cooperative investigation between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit, the Atlantic City Police Department, and Philadelphia Police.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/forms/tips-crime-reporting/ and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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