A Monmouth County man has been charged with murdering his wife in the home they shared with their two children.

County prosecutors say 44-year-old Patrick Allen was arrested late Friday. He was being held at Monmouth County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

Police received a 911 call late Friday morning. Authorities wouldn't say who placed the call.

Police discovered the body of 44-year-old Kimberly Allen at the home in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township.

Deputy First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona didn't disclose a cause of death. He said the couple's two children were not home when police arrived.

Patrick Allen is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Freehold on Monday.

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