26-year-old woman beaten to death while housesitting in NJ

WOODBURY, NJ — Authorities say a woman found dead inside a New Jersey home where she was housesitting was beaten to death.

Gloucester County prosecutors say Shawneeq Carter’s body was found around 7:30 p.m. Saturday at a Woodbury home. But they have not disclosed further details about the discovery or said if she was killed in the home.

An autopsy determined that the 26-year-old Camden woman died from blunt force trauma, officials with the prosecutor’s office said. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Authorities say the resident of the home was not in the Woodbury area when Carter’s body was discovered. That person’s name and further information about them have not been released.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the death of Shawneeq M. Carter is asked to contact Det. Warren Rivell of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5625 or Det. Carl Villone of the Woodbury City Police Department at 856-845-0065.