LONG BRANCH - New details have emerged in the murder of a Linden woman found last month.

A medical examiner has ruled Tyrita Julius's preliminary cause of death as strangulation.

As News 12 has reported, the 41-year-old's body was found in the backyard of a Long Branch home last month. Julius was reported missing in March.

Julius' friends, 33-year-old Jennifer Sweeney and 32-year-old Andre Harris, are charged with her murder.