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For Immediate Release:  
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May 16, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Division of Criminal Justice
- Vaughn L. McKoy, Director


John R. Hagerty
609- 984-1936


Division of Criminal Justice to Announce Official Opening of Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Cape May County - Medical Examiner to Maximize Resources at Woodbine Developmental Center - Criminal Justice to Donate Confiscated Toys to Foster Children


The Division of Criminal Justice will announce the official opening of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office (SRMEO) at the Woodbine Developmental Center located in Cape May County. The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office provides autopsy and related services to law enforcement in Cape May and Cumberland Counties.

Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn L. McKoy, along with representatives from the Department of Human Services (DHS), and county and municipal government and law enforcement agencies will participate in the opening. As part of the opening program, the Division of Criminal Justice will donate more than 1,000 “Lil Chef Kitchen” toy sets to DHS for distribution to foster homes and related DHS child-service programs. The toy sets were confiscated as part of a criminal investigation targeting stolen merchandise.


  • Vaughn L. McKoy, Director, Division of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Armstrong, DHS and CEO, Woodbine Developmental Center
  • Dr. Robert Krolikowski, State Medical Examiner
  • Dr. Lyla Perez, Director, SRMEO
  • State, County, and Municipal officials
  • Representatives from the Division of Criminal Justice, DHS, and State Medical Examiner’s Office


TUES., MAY 17 @ 12:00 NOON
Woodbine Developmental Center
1175 DeHirsch Avenue
Woodbine, Cape May County
(Directions attached)


Located on the Grounds of the Woodbine Developmental Center
1175 DeHirsch Avenue
Woodbine, Cape May County, New Jersey


  • Take I-295 South towards Camden to Route 42 - South
  • Route 42 - South to Route 55 - South
  • Take Route 55 - South to Route 47 - South (Route 55 ends and becomes Route 47)
  • Take Route 47 - South to Route 347 (Route 347 bears to left - Route 47 continues straight)
  • Follow Route 347 until it becomes Route 47 in Dennis Twp.
  • Take Route 47 to traffic light in Dennisville (at lake)... Turn left onto Route 610
  • Turn left at first street on left (Fidler Road)...
  • Go past Dennis Twp. Elementary School... Fidler Road becomes Webster Road (bear left)
  • Turn right onto Commodore (just after curve)... Make left at Dolphin Lane and follow to the Southern Regional
  • Medical Examiner Office/ Infirmary (small blue sign).


  • Garden State Parkway South to Exit 17...
  • Turn left at stop sign and travel 1/4 mile to Route 9...
  • Turn right onto Route 9 and travel North for approximately one mile to Woodbine-Ocean View Road (Route 550)...
  • Turn left onto Route 550 and continue on Route 550 for approximately six miles...
  • After passing under a train trestle... Turn left on to Fidler Hill Road and then make a quick right onto DeHirsch
  • Avenue. Travel approximately 6/10 of a mile. The Administration Building is a one story red brick structure just inside the gate.


  • At Hammonton turn left at White Horse Pike (US 30) to the town of Egg Harbor...
  • Turn right on Route 50 to Tuckahoe...
  • Turn right at first blinker light - State Route 49...
  • Proceed on Route 49 for two miles to County Route 557...
  • Turn left onto CR 557 and travel for about five miles to Woodbine...
  • Turn left onto DeHirsch Avenue and proceed about 5 blocks to the main gate of the Developmental Center grounds.

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