|A mother was murdered while house-sitting for someone in southern New Jersey, police said.
Shawneeq Carter was found dead inside a Woodbury home Saturday evening and the Gloucester County Medical
Examiner's Office determined that the 26-year-old died of blunt force trauma, CBS Philly reports.
Police have ruled the death a homicide.
The woman's father, Sean Carter,told ABC 6that it was his daughter's 5-year-old son and another little boy in the home who
made the gruesome discovery Friday night.
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"They saw her on the ground and ... didn't know what to do," he said.
The father said the boys were scared to leave Carter alone but left the home the following day, on Saturday, to get help.
Shawneeq Carter was house-sitting when she was killed, police said. (Facebook)
They told authorities they were sleeping and didn't know what happened.
Investigators said the resident for whom Carter was house-sitting was out of town when the body was discovered. It's not
clear how the resident knew Carter.
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Police have not said whether there were signs of forced entry or if it appeared Carter knew whoever attacked her.
Sean Carter told the outlet he has no idea why his daughter was house-sitting.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office or the Woodbury Police