A Camden mother of two missing since Monday was found dead Wednesday morning in Gloucester County, authorities said, calling her death a homicide.
Fatima Perez, 41, was reported missing Monday afternoon by her family. They feared she had been kidnapped for the $8,000 in cash she was carrying to buy a car.
Perez's body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday, buried in a shallow grave near Clayton Road between Corkery Lane and Tuckahoe Road in Monroe Township, authorities said. The cause of death was asphyxiation, they said.
Officials said two suspects had been detained, but did not identify them.
Police had been looking for two men who were with Perez when she left her home on the 400 block of North 41st Street in Camden. "We're no longer looking for them," Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk said.