On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 6:50 pm, the Deptford Township Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Ogden Road, Deptford, for a well-being check.
Responding officers discovered the bodies of the resident, Erin A. Gatier, 47, and her ex-boyfriend, William W. Beattie, 47 of Landisville, New Jersey, deceased inside the residence.
The investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units, conducted in close partnership with the Deptford Township Police Department, determined that Beattie forced entry into Gatier’s Ogden Road residence, where he shot and killed Gatier before committing suicide.
Autopsies conducted on November 29 by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that both Gatier and Beattie were fatally shot, with Gatier’s manner of death determined to be homicide and Beattie’s as suicide.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon Cohen of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, at 856-384-5524, or Detective Robert Jones, of the Deptford Township Police Department, at 856-845-6300.
Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at email@example.com.
A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up to help with funeral and other expenses and also to benefit Erin’s children.
Post updated on 11/30/2022 at 7:25 p.m.