TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are
investigating a fatal fire in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
On Sunday, October 24, 2022, the Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to a
residence in the first block of Summer Street after midnight. They extinguished the fire
and located the body of a deceased adult male on the first floor. The Mercer County
Homicide Task Force responded along with detectives from the MCPO and TPD. The
circumstances surrounding the fire and the death are under investigation. The victim has
been identified as Brian Wharton, 57, of Trenton. He was staying at the residence where
the fire occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at
(609) 989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to [email protected].

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.