Newark--Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a homicide.
Officials say Monday at approximately 12: 56 pm Ms. Gwen Avrut, 70, was discovered in her South Orange Avenue home in Maplewood unresponsive suffering from serious injuries.
Police say she was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:39 pm
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.