Local authorities are awaiting toxicology results before releasing additional details about a woman found dead in Brick on Wednesday.
Reached this morning, Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, declined to identify the woman, noting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death continues.
Yesterday afternoon, the home was blocked off with yellow police tape and officials from the Ocean County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Criminialistics Division and Brick Township police, remained on scene.
"We investigate all deaths that appear to be suspicious as if they were a homicide but I can't say it's definitely a criminal homicide at this point in time," Capt. Robert Mazza, of the Brick Township Police Department said yesterday.
Della Fave said earlier this week that Brick police responded to 132 Queen Ann Road for a "welfare check," and found the woman dead.
Henry Hulse, who lives two doors down from the Queen Ann address where the woman was found, said he has lived next door to the woman for 12 years, but did not know much about her. He said police visited him today to ask questions about the woman. He declined to identify her to Patch.
One person commenting on Patch, described the woman "as a beautiful kind woman, always gardening and caring years for her sick husband."
This is a developing story, and Patch will update as more information becomes available.