73-Year-Old Clark Woman’s Death Ruled A Homicide

CLARK – A 73-year-old Clark woman who was found dead inside her home this weekend is a homicide victim, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.

Police were called to the Rolling Hill Way home of Vera Pecoraro at approximately 6:48 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. They found Pecoraro in her living room, the victim of knife wounds. A son of the victim made the discovery Romankow said.

“There are a number of investigative avenues that the Homicide Task Force is perusing,” said Romankow. “We do not believe that residents in the area are in any danger as we do not believe that is this a random act.”

There were no signs of a forced entry, said Romankow. The medical examiner determined that Pecoraro likely died on Friday, July 6.

Given the nature of the scene, a the county medical examiner needed to make a determination on the manner of death before the prosecutor’s office could treat the case as a homicide investigation, according to Romankow. Prior to that determination late on Sunday, it was treated as a death investigation.

The Homcicide Task Force is continuing the investigation with the Clark Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and the Prosecutor’s Office Forensic Laboratory.

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