Avenel fire being investigated as homicide cover-up

Police are investigating Friday whether or not a house fire on Jansen Avenue in Avenel was set to conceal a murderFirefighters quickly got Monday's fire

AVENEL - Police are investigating Friday whether or not a house fire on Jansen Avenue in Avenel was set to conceal a murderFirefighters quickly got Monday's fire under control only to find a body, which was left mostly undamaged, inside the home. Late Friday afternoon, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said the victim, Balwinder Kaur, 44 was physically attacked and killed, but did not release the official cause of death.

Neighbors say the home is less than a year old, and describe the victim and her family as quiet and nice, but not very social.

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