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Man’s Death Near Congress Hall Ruled Accidental

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By Collin Hall

CAPE MAY – The death of a man whose body was found by Cape May police on a street near Congress Hall in September has been ruled accidental, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office said.

According to a police report, Michael Holloway, 66, of Point Pleasant, was found at 10 Congress Street at 12:19 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, by Patrol Officer Nicole Fox after a pedestrian alerted her to a body in a nearby construction zone.

Fox could not feel a pulse and noted that Holloway was “cold” upon her arrival. Holloway had a visible injury on his face, from which he was bleeding.

Cape May Rescue and a detective with the Cape May Police Department responded to the scene shortly thereafter. The police report said that Holloway was found with a receipt in his pocket from the Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall that was time-stamped 11:36 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, less than an hour before Fox found him. He was last seen, according to the report, by Congress Hall’s surveillance cameras between 11:36 and 11:45 p.m.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

The Herald had received a Spout Off that said a dead man was found near Congress Hall in September and, after an inquiry with the Cape May police, confirmed the incident.

Contact the author, Collin Hall, at or 609-886-8600, ext. 156.

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Collin Hall grew up in Cape May County and works as a content manager for Do The Shore, as well as a reporter. He currently lives in Villas.

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