Woman shot in Pemberton Township a suicide, authorities say

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May 2, 2014 9:28:47 AM PDT
Authorities say it appears a woman found shot to death at a home in Burlington County committed suicide.

Medics were called to a home in the Presidential Lakes development off Route 70 in Pemberton Township at 7:00 a.m. Friday.

There they found a woman in her 80s who had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

She was pronounced dead a short time later.

A spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office told Action News a preliminary investigation reveals that the wound was self-inflected.

Authorities say the woman had a developmentally disabled son, and that there was no indication of foul play at the scene.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on the victim.

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