Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn
Surveillance video from inside the motel shows John Alberti rummaging through seat cushions in a lounge. He later is shown face down on the couch with a lit cigarette.
A cigarette is believed to have ignited a stuffed chair in the second-floor smoking area of the 25-unit Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, according to authorities.
Arson investigators were back on the scene of a deadly Point Pleasant Beach motel fire Sunday morning.
Autopsies were being conducted Saturday on the four people who died in a fire at a Jersey shore motel that housed some victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Eight others were also hurt in the blaze, which broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach.