Death of NJ woman found beaten in her pool is ruled a homicide

WOOLWICH, N.J. (WPVI) -- Authorities say the beating death of a woman found in her pool last weekend has been ruled a homicide.

Gloucester County prosecutors say 47-year-old Michelle Long's body was found Saturday at her residence in Woolwich. An autopsy determined that she died from blunt force trauma.

But further details on the death have not been disclosed. And it's not clear how long the body had been in the water before Long was found.

A young woman coming and going from the home on the unit block of Forrest Court made it clear the family did not want to comment.

An online listing shows the home is on the market for $650,000.

Neighbors said Michelle Long lived at the home with her husband, Norman, who owns Long Construction out of Bensalem.

Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton issued the following statement:

"The investigation into the Woolwich homicide is progressing. 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."

Authorities say no arrests have been made.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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