Lakewood Police take a murder suspect in custody at gun point after a detective spotted the victim's car in Howell.  

Lakewood Police take suspect into custody (

Prosecutor's office Spokesman Al Della Fave says the gray Honda Civic was recovered after Lakewood Police Detective J. Pederson observed it in Howell Township in the area of 2740 Lakewood/Allenwood Road at around 5:30 p.m.

According to The Lakewood Scoop, the car was spotted near Deerwood Park in Howell where Police units were called to the scene to wait for the suspect to return to the vehicle. Multiple officers reportedly swarmed the area and ordered the suspect to the ground at gunpoint. He was led away in handcuffs.

Della Fave says Lakewood Police were called to the 61-year-old victims Sumac Court home after police were alerted by co-workers at a nearby C-V-S when she failed to report to work Tuesday morning. "They stated that she was absolutely religious in her attendance at work, according to Della Fave" He says the Lakewood Police Department went to her residence and found her deceased and her vehicle missing."

He says the condition of her body led to a homicide investigation.

According to the Lakewood Scoop, the murder victim resided in her home with her son who was not at home when Police arrived.

Detectives are questioning the man who was taken into custody at the Lakewood Police Department and confirm that a dog found with the man belongs to him. An autopsy is being conducted by the Ocean County Medical Examiners Office.

News Bureau Chief Tom Mongelli contributed to this article