Juvenile Arrested In Ocean County Homicide

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  TOMS RIVER – A juvenile has been arrested and charged with the August 7 death of a Manchester Township woman in a local plaza, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little.

  The juvenile has been arrested for the murder of 44-year old Margarita Diaz, which occurred at the Deer Chase Professional Park in Toms River last week. The individual’s identity will not be released, as they are a juvenile.

  The individual has also been charged with possession of a weapon – specifically a knife — for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

  The juvenile is being detained in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

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  Members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, the Toms River Township Police Department, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit assisted in the investigation.