🔴 The car with the man inside had been parked for an extended period of time

🔴 Lakewood police said there are "no obvious signs" of foul play

🔴 An autopsy is pending to determine a cause of death

LAKEWOOD — A man was found dead early Sunday morning inside a vehicle parked at a gas station on Route 9.

The car was parked at the Exxon station at the intersection of County Line Road.

The body was found around 2 a.m., Lakewood police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith confirmed. The Lakewood Scoop was first to report the discovery.

Police were called after the vehicle was parked for an extended period of time. The man was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the parking lot. Staffordsmith said there are "no obvious signs" of foul play. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Officers at the scene told RLS Metro Breaking News it appears the man had been parked for a long period of time and may have suffered a medical episode.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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