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Authorities ID Toms River Homicide Victim

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Crime Scene Tape (Photo: Tex Texin/ Flickr)
Crime Scene Tape (Photo: Tex Texin/ Flickr)

Ocean County authorities have identified the person found dead earlier this week in a Toms River medical office.

The county prosecutor’s office on Sunday Margarita Diaz, 44, of Manchester, was the woman whose body was found Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Deer Chase Professional Park, located on Route 37 West.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, the Toms River Township Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit are actively investigating the case, which is considered a  “homicide.”

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Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a statement that he expects to be able to release more information “this week.”

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.