The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is investigating an overnight stabbing that left a woman dead in Long Branch during the overnight hours.
Exact details on what transpired during the incident remains under investigation, but according to preliminary reports, police were called to the vicinity of 204 Van Pelt Place after they received reports of an altercation.
Several police units arrived at the scene and found a female victim suffering a severe stab wound to the chest at that location according to reports.
EMS rushed the woman to an area hospital where doctors attempted to treat life-threatening injuries.
According to reports, the woman was pronounced dead a short time later by doctors.
Police detained one person, but authorities have not released if they have officially charged the suspect with the woman's murder at this time.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
There were no other injuries immediately reported by police.