Information sought in beating death

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about the murder of a Camden woman who was beaten to death earlier this summer.

Carmen “Shorty” Perez, 49, was found beaten on the porch of an abandoned home on the 1200 block of Jackson Street in Camden on July 23, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Perez died at Cooper University Hospital on Aug. 1, and an autopsy determined that she was killed by blunt head trauma.

The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers. Tipsters can call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Lance Saunders at 856-225-8400 or Camden Police Detective Janell Simpson at 856-757-7420. To be eligible to receive the reward, information must be called in to the Crime Commission Tipline 215-546-8477 or 877-345-8477, and the caller will receive a code number from the operator.

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