New Jersey

Body of NJ Woman Found Inside Car in Creek

Authorities have identified a New Jersey woman who died when she apparently made a wrong turn and drove into a creek.

Carneys Point Police Lt. Michael Colletti tells that 60-year-old Cathy Shorter of Salem had been attending a family event at the Salem County Sportsmen's Club Saturday night.

Colletti says one of the club's members spotted a car floating in a creek Sunday morning about 100 feet from a boat ramp.

Officials say Shorter's body was found inside the vehicle.

The club is located in a wooded area near U.S. Route 40. The boat ramp is less than a mile from the clubhouse.

An autopsy is planned for Monday morning.

Local police and Salem County prosecutors are investigating.

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