FREEHOLD – An investigation into the circumstances behind a woman being found dead in Atlantic Highlands this morning is underway, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Friday.

Shortly before 7:45 a.m., members of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department responding to the area of Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand Avenues found the body of an adult female inside a vehicle. The woman has yet to be identified, with a cause and manner of death pending the performance of an autopsy.

Members of the Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Bureau and the Atlantic Highlands Police Department are jointly investigating this matter. Anyone with information is being urged to contact MCPO Detective Thomas Manzo at 800-533-7443 or Atlantic Highlands Police Lt. Michael Zudonyi at 732-291-1212.

This investigation remains ongoing. There is no known active threat to residents or visitors to the immediate area.