EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ (AP) – Authorities say a mother of two was found beaten to death in southern New Jersey.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says a resident walking to his mailbox spotted Deanna Downs’ body in a courtyard behind her Egg Harbor City apartment Sunday.READ MORE: Shark Sighted Off Jones Beach Day After Lifeguard Was Bitten
Spokeswoman Madelaine Vitale told The Press of Atlantic City police initially thought the 29-year-old had suffered a gunshot wound.READ MORE: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
Vitale says an autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
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