Homicide

2 charged in death of New Jersey woman missing for months

  • Jennifer Sweeney, left, makes her first appearance in court Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Freehold, N.J. Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged. Monmouth County prosecutors say 33-year-old Sweeney and 32-year-old Andre Harris were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and evidence tampering in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius.  (Thomas P. Costello  /The Asbury Park Press via AP)

    Jennifer Sweeney, left, makes her first appearance in court Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Freehold, N.J. Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged. Monmouth County prosecutors say 33-year-old Sweeney and 32-year-old Andre Harris were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and evidence tampering in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius. (Thomas P. Costello /The Asbury Park Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andre Harris, 32, makes his first appearance in court Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Freeholdm N.J. Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged. Monmouth County prosecutors say Harris and 33-year-old Jennifer Sweeney were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and evidence tampering in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius.  (Thomas P. Costello  /The Asbury Park Press via AP)

    Andre Harris, 32, makes his first appearance in court Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Freeholdm N.J. Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged. Monmouth County prosecutors say Harris and 33-year-old Jennifer Sweeney were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and evidence tampering in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius. (Thomas P. Costello /The Asbury Park Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a New Jersey woman who disappeared nearly four months after she survived a shooting has been found dead and two people have been charged.

Monmouth County prosecutors say 33-year-old Jennifer Sweeney and 32-year-old Andre Harris were charged Tuesday with murder, desecration of human remains and tampering with evidence in the death of 41-year-old Tyrita Julius.

Authorities haven't disclosed where the Linden woman's body was found or what led to the arrests.

Julius was last seen March 8 after having lunch with a friend. She had been shot several times while entering her car in November 2015. The gunman fled.

Investigators have said it's possible the shooting and the woman's disappearance are connected.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear if Sweeney or Harris have attorneys.