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Ex-restaurateur dead of gun wound

5/24/74

Seymour (Sy) Yasbin, 42, former owner of the Gaslight restaurant on Jersey Avenue here was found dead of a gunshot wound this morning behind Caspar’s restaurant on Route 1.

Police Director Robert Ward has termed Yasbin’s death an ‘'apparent suicide" Lt. James Caffrey of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office was called to the scene and Ward said that office is aiding police in the investigation.

The prosecutor’s office reported Yasbin was shot once in the right temple, A ,38 caliber snub nose revolver was found under his body and $1,300 was in the dead man’s pockets.

A search party of first aid squad members and firemen found Yasbin’s body in the woods at 9:43 a.m,, shortly after Patrolman Nicholas Yonko found his car in the parking lot.

The body was transported to Perth Amboy where an autopsy was to be performed by Middlesex County Medical Examiner Dr, Marvin Shuster. Yasbin had been president and principal stockholder in Cilco Enterprises, which owns the Gaslight, until Nov. 13 1373, At that time, he transferred his holdings to three other officers in the corporation.

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