Police Searching for Killer After Corey Basden Found Dead in Veteran Hall Parking Lot

By Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
Andrew Simontacchi
April 19, 2016 Updated: April 19, 2016

Corey Basden, 34, was found dead near the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Neptune, N.J., at around 8 p.m. on April 18, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The statement said 911 was called after people reported hearing gunshots in the hall’s parking lot. Shortly afterwards, police discovered Basden’s body with several fatal gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:15 p.m.

A joint investigation between the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Neptune Township Police Department is active and on-going.

Police are asking that anyone with information relating to the incident to contact Detective John Leibfried of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Eric Chunn of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous but has information about this crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400, or by texting “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or by emailing a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.