Elderly woman found stabbed to death in home

NewsCopter 7 over the scene of a murder in Irvington, New Jersey

June 16, 2011 3:22:15 PM PDT
An elderly woman was found fatally stabbed in her well-kept home in New Jersey overnight Thursday.

The victim, 88-year-old Casetta Blunt, was found inside her Campfield Street home in Irvington.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Blunt, a longtime resident, lived alone in the home.

"I can't imagine somebody wanting to hurt her. I can't imagine such a nice lady, such a sweet lady," neighbor Jennifer Ogbur said.

Blunt was always working in her yard, always with a smile on her face.

She was that one person who everyone knew and loved. She was a treasured part of this neighborhood.

At this time no one has been charged, but detectives are talkiing to a person of interest.

"We wish to reassure the public that we believe at this time this was a targeted incident," said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Murray.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's tips line at 1-877-847-7432.