EDGEWATER PARK, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Brian Templeton has been identified as the New Jersey man arrested in the murder of his mother, 77-year-old Edgewater Park woman, Doris Templeton, according to reports.

Templeton, 53, was charged Tuesday with killing his mother and then stuffing her body into a chest. He then loaded her into a vehicle and left it at a Willingboro pizza shop parking lot where he worked as a delivery man.


The investigation began on Nov. 11 after police performed a welfare check on Doris Templeton because she had not been seen nor heard from in more than two weeks, the BCPO said.

The investigation revealed that Brian Templeton killed his mother inside of her apartment, put her body into a chest and loaded it into the back of his car, the BCPO said.

Templeton moved the car to the parking lot of a pizza shop in Willingboro where he was employed as a driver and began using his mother’s car for transportation, reports patch.

Brian Templeton was charged with murder and desecration of human remains, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

There is no indication at this point in the investigation that Templeton made deliveries in the vehicle that contained his mother’s body.

The body was discovered Tuesday by investigators. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Ian Hood determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.

Brian Templeton is currently being guarded at a medical facility, where he is being treated for an ongoing condition. Upon release, he will be scheduled for a detention hearing in Superior Court, and the case will then be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.


Geo quick facts: Edgewater Park is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and a northeastern Delaware Valley suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 8,881 – Wikipedia.

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