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.

  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.