NEWARK, NJ - The body of Crystal Williams of Montclair was found in the 300 Block of Grove Street in Newark on July 25 after Newark Police officers responded to complaints by local residents says Katherine Carter, spokesperson from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
On July 10, Williams family members reported her missing to the Montclair Police Department after she left home to go to work at TJ Maxx in Caldwell. Williams never made it to her destination or returned home. Her friends and family took to social media to request for assistance in locating her.
Williams' body was found in a badly decomposed state. On July 30, TAPinto Montclair reported that her friends and family reported her deceased, however, ECPO officials did not rush to announce until DNA evidence confirmed that it was Williams.
Carter added that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is still investigating. She said, "Right now it is being treated as a suspicious death."