Body found in suitcase near the Shore identified as South Jersey mother
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement Tuesday identifying the human remains found by a hunter in a suitcase near the Shore as a young mother.Tara Rogers-Alicea, 30, of Monroeville, has been identified as the person discovered in the woods of Egg Harbor Township behind Shore Mall on Sunday, Jan. 5 around 1:30 p.m., prosecutors said.
Rogers-Alicea was identified based on photographs of her tattoos that were released to the public and a fingerprint analysis.
Rogers-Alicea death has been ruled a homicide and the cause of the death was determined to be strangulation, prosecutors said.
According to her Facebook page, Rogers-Alicea is a resident of Turnersville, New Jersey. She also posted photographs of two daughters.
Rogers-Alicea remains were discovered by a hunter who is also a local police officer, who immediately contacted local authorities.
No arrests have been made and no suspects have been named by authorities.
Follow Sam Newhouse on Twitter: @scnewhouse
Follow Metro Philadelphia on Twitter: @metrophilly
Follow Metro Philadelphia on Facebook: Metro Philadelphia