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 Jennifer 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.
Julius was last seen March 8 after having lunch with a friend. She had been shot several times while entering her car in Linden in November 2015. Prosecutors say Sweeney and Harris will face charges in that shooting also.
Prosecutors say Julius' body was found wrapped in a tarpaulin and buried in the backyard of Harris' Long Branch home.
Bail for the defendants was set Wednesday at $1.5 million each.
It's unclear if they have attorneys.