Lloyd Earl Sanders, 54, of Neptune City was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound after Colts Neck Police found his body in a 2009 Mercedes-Benz C350 that had crashed on Route 18, south of County Road 537 at around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Colts Neck Police received a 9-1-1 call at 1:58 a.m. on Sunday morning April 29 reporting on single car crash on on Route 18 south where they discovered the driver, Sanders, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. A 52 year old passenger with non-life threatening injuries was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. RSLmedia is reporting that the 52 year old passenger also suffered gunshot wounds.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Colts Neck Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Ryan Mahoney 1-800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Department Detective
Rich Zarrillo 732-780-7323.
Information can be provided anonymously through Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400, by texting “MONMOUTH” plus the tip to 274637, or via email at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com
Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of criminals and fugitives.
The Prosecutor’s Office has yet to respond to MMM’s inquiry into Sander’s criminal history, if any. An Earl Lloyd Sanders, who used the alias Lloyd Earl Sanders according to published reports, was arrested in Monmouth County in March of 2003 for attempted murder, eluding, aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a weapon (a vehicle), possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. That Sanders was convicted in 2006, was eligible for parole in 2013 and his sentence was completed in 2017. Earl Lloyd Sanders was 39 at the time of his arrest and would be 54 today.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that the decedent is the same Earl Lloyd Sanders mentioned and pictured above. Investigators are sorting through his various aliases, according to Christopher Swendeman, spokesman for the Office.