MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City woman’s body was found Saturday evening and is the victim of an apparent homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
At 11:28 p.m., on Saturday April 14, 2018, the Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call, reporting a body had been discovered behind 21 S. Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City. Police arrived and located the victim, identified as 56-year-old Vernell K. Vance, was determined to be deceased and had suffered significant blunt force head trauma.
An autopsy has tentatively been scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2018.
This is a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department and is continuing.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.