Police investigating murder of elderly woman in West Windsor

The West Windsor Police Department and the Mercer County Homicide Task Force are investigating the murder of a 71-year-old resident of West Windsor.

Neighbors of resident Elaine Murray were concerned about her well-being after they went to check on her at her Galston Drive home and did not receive a response. The neighbors noticed evidence of a break-in at her home and called the police.

On Wednesday night, police went to the home, which is located in a neighborhood next to Mercer County Park, and were able to get inside. They found Murray’s body on the floor of a second-floor bedroom. There were visible signs of injuries on her face, neck, and head.

No arrests have been made yet and the cause ofMurray’s death is pending autopsy. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mercer County Homicide Tak Force Detective Jacob Schor at (609) 989-6406 or West Windsor PoliceSgt. Roberto Reyes at (609) 256-0997.  Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

Colonial on Galston Drive in West Windsor
The house where West Windsor resident Elaine Murray’s body was discovered by police on Wednesday night.