Woman found dead in Cliffwood Beach home

Authorities are investigating the rape and murder of woman found in a home at 18 Hilltop Blvd. in the Cliffwood Beach section of Old Bridge.

News 12 New Jersey was the first to report the murder and has learned that whoever killed the woman also set her body on fire.

The woman's dead body was discovered by her daughter yesterday.

Authorities have not yet released the woman's identity, but neighbors remembered her as a quiet but friendly person. They say she taught piano and worked at a church as an organist.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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