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Woman’s body found behind NJ building with ‘significant blunt force head trauma’

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in New Jersey as an apparent homicide.

The Atlantic County prosecutor’s office says the body was reported behind a building in Atlantic City just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police arrived and found 56-year-ld Vernell Vance dead with “significant blunt force head trauma.”

An autopsy is planned Monday. City police and the county prosecutor’s major crimes unit are investigating.