Deaths of Joan Colbert, foster child Veronica Roach in Long Branch ruled a homicide

Deaths of woman, her foster child ruled a homicide

Prosecutors have not released further details on the deaths.

The deaths of a woman and a young girl who were found inside their Long Branch apartment have been ruled a homicide.

Monmouth County prosecutors say the determination was made Sunday, two days after Long Branch police found the bodies of 62-year-old Joan Colbert and her 10-year-old foster daughter, Veronica Roach. Officers had gone to the Lippincott Avenue residence after receiving...

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