Authorities have identified a female victim whose body was discovered in Wall Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.
Jami Leis, 35, was found dead in the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive in Wall Township.
Wall Township Police Department responded to an initial call at 10:29 a.m. reporting the discovery of a body wrapped in a tarp and called for assistance from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Route 18 southbound exit ramps 7A and 7B were closed for several hours for the investigation along with Brighton Avenue between Route 18 and Romano Boulevard. New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Department of Transportation assisted with the road closures. All roads were reopened at approximately 3:24 p.m.
There were no visible injuries to Leis. An autopsy is being performed to determine cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information that may be of interest to the investigation is urged to call Detective Kevin Condon of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Anthony Lacher of the Wall Township Police Department at 732-449-4500 Ext 1186.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office