EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A woman was found dead outside an apartment building in East Orange, N.J. Monday, and police believe she was the victim of a homicide.

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, East Orange police officers were sent to the 300 block of Park Avenue in East Orange, where the woman’s body was found, police said.

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The victim had not been identified as of Monday night.

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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The cause of death was pending an autopsy, but the matter was being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tip line at (877) 847-7432.

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