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Decapitated body of missing Newark woman found bound in garage

NEWARK, N.J. -- The search for a missing New Jersey woman ended 10 days after her disappearance with the discovery of her headless body bound and wrapped in a blanket in a garage near her home Monday night, CBS New York reports.

The family of 50-year-old Pamela Davis reported the Newark woman missing Oct. 30. She was a mother of four.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the case as a homicide, according to the station.

The station reported that prosecutors said it was not clear how long her body may have been at the garage. Police were responding to a report of a foul odor when they made the gruesome discovery near where Davis lived.

The cause and manner of Davis' death has not been determined, the station reported. An autopsy was expected to be completed Wednesday.

Davis was well known in the community, according to CBS New York.

Neighbor Boyd Coyle said he doesn't believe a couple and their son who live in the house where the body was found could have anything to do with Davis' killing.

"I've been here for 20 years. They're very nice people," Coyle told the station.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office asks anyone with information to contact its Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 877-TIPS-4EC (877-847-7432).

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