UPDATE: West Deptford Woman Died of Multiple Stab Wounds

The body of Margaret Ann Depietro was discovered at her home Wednesday night.

UPDATE, 3:51 P.M.: An autopsy conducted by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office Thursday morning determined that Margaret Ann Depietro died as the result of multiple stab wounds.

The major crimes unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the West Deptford Police Department are conducting an investigation into the death, including the execution of several search warrants.

No further information was available Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL: The body of a 59-year-old woman discovered Wednesday night in her Thorofare home is being investigated as a homicide by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the West Deptford Police Department.

A family member and a friend discovered Margaret Ann Depietro's body around 11 p.m. while checking on her during a well-check visit after Depietro failed to answer a call earlier in the evening, police said.

Depietro lived alone in an apartment on Highbridge Lane in The Grande complex. Several search warrants are being executed, as police don't believe the death to be a random incident.

The Gloucester County Medical Examiner's Office was to perform an autopsy  on Depietro's body Thursday morning.


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