Mom And Foster Daughter Found Slain In New Jersey

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The Long Branch Police Department have ruled the deaths of Joan Colbert and Veronica Roach as homicides.

Colbert, 62, and Roach, 11, were found dead in their New Jersey home last week. The two victims were discovered on Friday at around 5 p.m., friends and family told News 12 New Jersey.

Colbert had been raising Roach since the young girl was just 3 months old, the Huffington Post reports.

“I can’t even begin to imagine what happened,” Colbert’s close friend, Linda Smith, said. “She was such a good, outgoing person.”

Authorities have not yet released details on how the two were killed or identified any potential suspects.

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest.