The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 78-year-old Jersey City woman who was found dead in her Arlington Avenue apartment Saturday night.
At approximately 8:18 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department conducted a welfare check at a fourth floor apartment at 415 Arlington Avenue. A 53-year-old woman had barricaded herself in the apartment and would not allow officers to access the unit.
At around 11:24 p.m., the woman opened the door and allowed the police enter. Inside, they found a lifeless 78-year-old woman.
The 53-year-old woman who also lives in the unit was detained and the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated.
The victim was pronounced dead at 11:47 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.