Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a homicide investigation began earlier today after the body of a woman was found inside a room at the Bel-Air Motor Lodge in Maple Shade.
The investigation began just before 11:30 a.m. after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the motel in the 2800 block of Route 73 for a report of an unresponsive female.
The victim’s name is being withheld until her identity is confirmed and her family has been informed about the crime.
An autopsy will be performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood to determine the cause and manner of death.
No arrests have been made. No additional information will be released this evening.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Maple Shade Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detectives Shawn McDonough and Melyssa Alonso, and MSPD Detective Anthony Blinebury.
Anyone who has information that might be useful to investigators is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.