EAST RUTHERFORD - The 911 call from a concerned neighbor regarding a murder last month in East Rutherford has been released.
The neighbor called police because he noticed an unusual scent coming from the apartment building.
Police say 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri was found dead in her home. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says her death has been ruled a murder.
An autopsy revealed that Vernieri died of blunt force trauma to the head. It also showed significant signs of a struggle.
Authorities say Vernieri may have been targeted and might have known her killer. An investigation is ongoing.