Friends and family held a vigil Sunday evening to remember the victim, 29-year-old Deanna Downs, whose body was found behind a building at the apartment complex where she lived.
Police responded to the Harbor City Apartments located on Atlantic Avenue in Egg Harbor City at 12:14 a.m. Sunday, for a report that a resident walking to his mailbox discovered a body behind the apartment building.
Upon arrival, detectives located the victim, who was later identified as Downs.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. She died of a gunshot wound, investigators said Monday evening.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor's Office website. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers website.