Plainsboro police seek suspect in slaying of 26-year-old woman inside home

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The Plainsboro Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the killing of a 26-year-old woman inside of her home.

Authorities say that Carolyn Byington was found dead inside her home on Monday after Plainsboro police responded to a welfare check request made by the woman’s co-workers.

The prosecutor has not released many details about the death but has ruled it to be a homicide.

Byington lived at the Hunters Glen apartment complex off Plainsboro Road. Neighbors tell News 12 New Jersey that they saw her come home from work for lunch Monday afternoon. They say that they heard screams coming from her apartment around 1 p.m. It was unclear if anyone called the police.

Byington worked at the marketing firm Engine in Princeton. Her co-workers called the police when she did not return to work.

A spokesperson for the company says in a statement, "Engine is in mourning over this shocking, senseless tragedy. Carolyn was deeply cared about by her colleagues. We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her family and friends."

No arrests have been announced. Anyone who may have information about the killing is asked to contact 609-799-2333 ext. 1627 or 732-745-4436.

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