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Medical Examiner to Determine the Cause of Death for Woman Found Dead Inside Newark South Ward House


The State Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final decision on what caused the death of a woman found dead inside a house in Newark’s South Ward on Thursday morning.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to

an address in the 300 block of Chadwick Avenue to investigate a medical situation.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found an unconscious and unresponsive woman in a second-floor apartment at that location.

The woman was identified as Ms. Ashanti Scott of Newark and pronounced dead at the scene according to officials.

Authorities believe that Ms. Scott entered the home on Wednesday night and never exited; but officials would not confirm if she was in the house with anyone else at that time.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office were on the scene conducting the investigation.

There has been no confirmation of a homicide at this time.

The cause of Ms. Scott’s death remains under investigation.

Authorities have not confirmed if Thursday's incident is related in any way to an incident where police located the body of a woman behind an abandoned house in the 300 block of West Runyon Street on October 5th.

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Both incidents are under investigation.