Freehold – Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement on Sunday, August 3, saying that the death of Joan Colbert, 62, Veronica Roach, her 10-year old foster-daughter was the result of a homicide.
Long Branch Police were dispatched to 61 Lippincott Avenue on August 1, around 5:22 in the evening. According to the statement it was on suspicious circumstances where they found two people dead in the first floor apartment.
Dr. Diane Karlik, Assistant Middlesex County Medical Examiner, performed an autopsy on both bodies and ruled the deaths a result of homicide.
Investigators are asking anyone with information that may be important in solving this hideous crime to call Detective Richard Chapman, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-577-8700, or Detective Ross Zotti of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential phone tip-line, 1-800-671-4400; can text “Monmouth” plus their tip to 274636, 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.