Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office: Death of Florence woman ruled a homicide


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Law enforcement officials are ruling the death of a Florence woman, found in her home, a homicide, according to Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Florence Township Police Chief Brian Boldizar.

Police discovered the body of Sheila Maguire, 54, late afternoon on Aug. 29 after family members requested a wellness check at her residence in the 200 block of Birch Hollow Drive because they had been unable to reach her for a few days, according to a press release through the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

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The autopsy was performed on Aug. 30 by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood. The cause of death is being withheld at this time, according to the press release.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is being conducted by the Florence Township Police Department (FTPD) and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO). The lead investigators are FTPD Detective Chris Powell and BCPO Detectives Shawn McDonough and Andrew Ridolfi.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113, or send an email to

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