PLAINSBORO – The death of a 26-year-old woman is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said on Tuesday.

Carolyn Byington, of Plainsboro, was found dead in her home on Monday, according to a news release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Plainsboro Police Department.

The Plainsboro Police responded Byington’s home after they were asked by coworkers to conduct a wellness check at approximately 5:57 p.m. Upon arrival the police found the victim deceased in her apartment. She was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m.

An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death a homicide. 

The investigation is active. Anyone with information is asked to call Plainsboro Police Detective Tim McMahon at 609-799-2333, ext. 1627 or Prosecutor Detective David Abromaitis at 732-745-4436.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.