Arrest Made in Beating Death of House-Sitting New Jersey Mom After 2-Month Investigation - NBC New York

Arrest Made in Beating Death of House-Sitting New Jersey Mom After 2-Month Investigation

Shawneeq Carter's 5-year-old son was the one who found her body, her father has said

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    Mother Murdered While House Sitting in South Jersey

    NBC10's Matt DeLucia is live on the scene in Woodbury, New Jersey where a house sitter was found beaten to death. Stay with NBC10 for updates as this story develops. (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Shawneeq Carter, 26, was found beaten to death inside a Woodbury home she was house-sitting on Sept. 23

    • Family members say Carter's 5-year-old son and another child were with her inside the home at the time of her death, but were sleeping

    • Detectives have not said whether they believe the crime was random or if Carter was specifically targeted

    Authorities have made an arrest in the beating death of a New Jersey woman who was killed while house-sitting.

    Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton has scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference to announce details in the death of 26-year-old Shawneeq Carter, who was killed inside the Woodbury home of an acquaintance Sept. 23. 

    Investigators have said she died from blunt force trauma and her death was ruled a homicide. Family members have said Carter was house-sitting for her sister-in-law, who was not home at the time. They also say Carter's 5-year-old son and another child were with her inside the home at the time of the killing, but that both kids were sleeping and didn't witness the attack. 

    "It was a sad scene because the little boys found the mother in the house and everything," said Aryeon Walker, a neighbor said at the time.

    Detectives have not said whether they believe the crime was random or if Carter was specifically targeted.

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