Car Fire Death in Parsippany-Troy Hills

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Chief Paul Philipps announce the findings regarding the circumstances of a car fire which occurred in the area of Lake Shore Drive in the Lake Parsippany section of Parsippany-Troy Hills.


On May 18, 2015, at approximately 11:58 a.m., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department concerning a single motor vehicle (minivan) fire with one occupant. The vehicle was located on the side of the road in a residential neighborhood on Lake Shore Drive.

The joint investigation further revealed that the vehicle was occupied by one adult male, found in the driver’s seat.  The victim suffered significant burns and died as a result of the fire related injuries. The manner of death was determined to be suicide.


The identity of the individual is being withheld.


It does not appear at this time that there is any risk to the general public. No further information will be released regarding this occurrence.


Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected].