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Death of a Livingston Woman Ruled a Homicide; West Orange Man Charged with Manslaughter

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Dwayne Birchler of West Orange Credits: Essex County Prosecutor
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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The death of a Livingston woman has been ruled a homicide by strangulation after Livingston Police responded the home of Lindsay A. Ulyate, 32, at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday and found her unresponsive.

Today, Dwayne Birchler, 33, of West Orange was arrested and charged with one count of manslaughter.

The Honorable Norma J. Grimbergen, Judge of the Superior Court, set bail at $150,000.

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Birchler is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch announced today that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the homicide.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No other information is available at this time.

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