Woman's Shooting Death Marks Town's 1st Homicide in 30 Years: Police

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    Te'Aira Denise Earvin of Youngstown, Ohio was identified by police as the Riverton murder victim. (Published Monday, Oct 14, 2013)

    Police identified a woman whose shooting death marked the first reported homicide in three decades in a quiet South Jersey town.

    On Sunday, shortly after 5:20 a.m., police received a call reporting a person was unconscious on the ground on Carriage House Lane between Lippincott and Thomas Avenues in Riverton, N.J.

    When police arrived at the scene, they found a young woman's body on the street, which is lined by gas-powered street lamps.

    Police identified the woman as 22-year-old Te'Aira Denise Earvin of Youngstown, Ohio. The Burlington County Medical Examiner says she died from gunshot wounds and ruled her death a homicide.

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    A South Jersey town is dealing with what police say is the first reported homicide in about 30 years. NBC10's Na'eem Douglas has the details. (Published Sunday, Oct 13, 2013)

    No arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate.

    Residents in the area were shocked by the death and say the town has a low crime rate.

    "The worst thing that happens here is someone stealing a bike," said one resident.

    Police say the woman's death is the town's first recorded homicide in about 30 years.

    Woman Shot, Killed in Quiet Town

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    Police are investigating the shooting death of a woman in a quiet and according to residents, safe New Jersey town. NBC10's Na'eem Douglas has the details. (Published Sunday, Oct 13, 2013)

    If you have any information on this incident, please call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113.

     


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