Police: Man strangled teen cousin to death

Police say a 15-year-old Toms River girl was killed at the hands of her cousin.

Garry Ziglich Jr., 24, has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of Brittany Cena. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says an autopsy will be performed to determine if the girl was sexually assaulted before her death.

Cena was found dead in her basement around 6 p.m. Tuesday. According to authorities, the teen's parents and grandparents found her and then immediately contacted the police.

AP wires contributed to this article.

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