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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.