Mom, Foster Daughter Found Dead Inside Apartment

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
    62-year-old Joan Colbert and her 10-year-old foster daughter Veronica Roach

    A woman and her foster daughter were found dead inside their Long Branch, New Jersey apartment.

    Police responded to a 911 call around 5:20 p.m. on Friday reporting suspicious circumstances on Lippincott Avenue. When police arrived, they found the bodies of 62-year-old Joan Colbert and her 10-year-old foster daughter Veronica Roach inside the first floor apartment.

    An autopsy performed on the two victims ruled their deaths a homicide.

    No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of any suspects. Monmouth County Crime Stoppers are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

    Anyone with information on their deaths should call Detective Richard Chapman, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-577-8700, or Detective Ross Zotti, of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.