UPDATE: Juvenile Arrested for Murder of Manchester Township Woman in Toms River

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little have announced that a juvenile has been arrested and charged with the murder of Margarita Diaz, 44, of Manchester Township.

According to officials, the incident occurred on Wednesday, at the Deer Chase Professional Park, Route 37 West, in Toms River Township.

Officials say in addition to being charged with Ms. Diaz’s murder, the juvenile was charged with possession of a weapon – specifically a knife-, unlawful possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The juvenile is being detained in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center according to officials.

Due to the fact that the individual charged with these offenses is a juvenile, the law prohibits the release of any additional information.

Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief Little are grateful for the hard work and collaborative efforts of all law enforcement personnel involved in this thorough investigation leading to the suspect’s apprehension, including officers and detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, the Toms River Township Police Department, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit.