Police probe death of elderly Irvington woman

An investigation is under way into the killing of an elderly woman in Irvington. According to Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, a person of interest is in custody, but no arrests have been made.

Authorities were called to the Campfield Street home of 88-year-old Casetta Blunt just after midnight Thursday. Officials say she was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is conducting the investigation. The house is still being kept under police supervision.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

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