New Jersey mother missing for months found dead; 2 arrested

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FREEHOLD, N.J. – Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared nearly four months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged.

Monmouth County prosecutors say 33-year-old Jennifer Sweeney and 32-year-old Andre Harris were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and tampering with evidence in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius.

Authorities haven't disclosed where the Linden woman's body was found or what led to the arrests.

Julius was last seen March 8 after having lunch with a friend. She had been shot several times while entering her car in November 2015. The gunman fled.

Investigators have said it's possible the shooting and the woman's disappearance are connected.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear if Sweeney or Harris have attorneys.