NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The death of a 26-year-old Plainsboro woman who was found in her apartment Monday has been ruled a homicide, police said.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Fred Travener of the Plainsboro Police Department said Tuesday that police are investigating the death of Carolyn Byington after an autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner ruled it a homicide.

Detective Tim McMahon of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the homicide.

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The Plainsboro Police responded to the home after they were asked by coworkers to do a wellness check on the victim at 5:57 p.m. Police found her dead in her apartment. She was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Byington was a senior associate at Engine US, a marketing research company. She graduated from Ridge High School in Somerset County in 2011. She also eaned a degree in international affairs/anthropoogy and sociology from Lafayette College (Pa.)

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective McMahon at 609-799-2333 ext. 1627, or Detective Abromaitis of at 732-745-4436.