Prosecutor's Office: Woman found dead had exited a moving vehicle

KEANSBURG - Police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found on the side of Route 18 North in Ocean Township over the weekend. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's office says the woman exited a moving tow truck.

An off-duty police officer found the body of Mary Macaluso just hours after she called her mother to say her car she was riding in had broken down.

The victim's father, Roger Macaluso, says his wife Laurie got the phone call from their daughter around 1:15 a.m. Macaluso says his wife reached had Hazlet when their daughter called again and said to turn around because she would be able to get a ride with a tow truck driver.

The tow truck driver, who the Monmouth County Prosecutor's office has identified as Dexter Jeanty, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Investigators are still waiting on a medical examiner's report before releasing an exact cause of death.

Questions surround young woman's death in Ocean Twp.

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