Monmouth County Prosecutors and the Long Branch Police Department are seeking the general public’s assistance in the investigation into the murders of a Long Branch woman and her foster daughter.
Long Branch Police responded to a 911 call reporting a suspicious circumstance on Friday August 1 at 5:22 PM. Officers found the bodies of Joan Colbert, 62 and Veronica Roach, 10 in a first floor apartment of 61 Lippincott Avenue.
Dr. Diane Karlik of the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled both deaths homicides.
Investigators are asking anyone with any information that may be important to solving this 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 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.