New Jersey

Beaten Woman Found Dead in Family's Swimming Pool

A woman beaten to death was found in her backyard swimming pool over the weekend.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office called the death of Michelle Long a homicide after the county medical examiner ruled the 47-year-old woman died of blunt force trauma.

Long's body was found Saturday at her home, which is located on the cul-de-sac of Forrest Court in Woolwich Township, prosecutors said.

"The investigation into the Woolwich homicide is progressing," Prosecutor Sean Dalton said in a prepared statement. "This investigation is in the early stages and relevant details cannot be released at the present time. However, all available information indicates there is no immediate safety concern for area residents."

Officials did not release information on a possible suspect.

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