ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — A woman was found dead inside a parked car on Friday morning.

A body was found in the car parked on Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand avenues by Atlantic Highlands police.

Officers had been called to the neighborhood not far from Route 36 around 7:45 a.m., according to acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. The woman has yet to be identified and the circumstances of her death are pending an autopsy.

Police investigation on Asbury Avenue in Atlantic Highlands
Police investigation on Asbury Avenue in Atlantic Highlands (Mike Brant, Townsquare Media)

A resident of the neighborhood told New Jersey 101.5 that the car had Pennsylvania license plates. He also observed a person being transported from the scene in handcuffs. A spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office, however, could not disclose any additional information.

Linskey said there is no threat to residents or visitors.

The acting prosecutor asked anyone with information to call her office at 800-533-7443 or Atlantic Highlands Police at 732-291-1212.

Police investigation on Asbury Avenue in Atlantic Highlands
Police investigation on Asbury Avenue in Atlantic Highlands (Mike Brant, Townsquare Media)

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If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

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