UPDATE: Egg Harbor Township woman identified as homicide victim found along Weymouth Road

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hamilton Township Police Department are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found on the side of a Hamilton Township road this morning. The victim was identified as 25-year-old Joyce Y. Vanderhoff of Egg Harbor Township. Her family has been notified. The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death a homicide.

According to a press release from acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain, a passing motorist spotted the body and called police. Hamilton Township police responded at about 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and found an unidentified adult female on the side of Weymouth Road.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine how she died. Results are pending. Police are investigating. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone who has information about the case or has noticed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666 or the Hamilton Township Police Department at 609-625-2700.

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