Jail employees found the victim dead at the correctional facility. Police initially rushed to determine whether there was a shooter in the area who might have posed a threat to anyone.
It was soon determined that the victim likely died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As a result, murder charges, or any other kind of criminal charges, are not likely to be filed in connection with the death of the Morris County Jail corrections officer.
Medical examiners examined the body and confirmed that the victim probably died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office subsequently concluded that the victim’s death was a suicide, not a homicide.
Until authorities concluded their investigation into the death, not many details about the victim were released to the media. Once homicide had been ruled out as a possible cause of death, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the victim. He was identified as Timothy Stoll, a man who worked as a corrections officer at the Morris County Jail in Morris Township, NJ. Stoll resided in the Flanders section of Mount Olive NJ.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Corrections Officer Who Died in Morris Jail Is Identified.”