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Missing Atco Woman Found Dead in Alloway Township

By rlsmetro on
Alloway Township

Salem County authorities have identified the woman whose body was found in a wooded area of Alloway Township as a missing Atco woman.

According to authorities, the body of Danyelle Minerva, 19, of Atco was found on her body was discovered Monday around 1:48 p.m. by tree service workers in a wooded area off Alloway-Woodstown Road.

The area where the body was located is between Timberman and Brickyard roads and was closed off for several hours around the investigation scene.

Police have not released any details behind the death of Minerva.

Authorities said Minerva was reported missing by family on Oct. 15, 2015, a few days she made contact on a social media site.

State Police Major Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Office, Troop "A" Criminal Investigation Office, and troopers from Woodstown Station responded to the scene to investigate.

The Salem County Prosecutor's Office is also aiding in the investigation.