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A woman was stabbed and bludgeoned to death in her Burlington City home, police say

Authorities reported no arrest and said the homicide remains under investigation.

File photo of police crime-scene tape.
File photo of police crime-scene tape.Read moreELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer

A 61-year-old woman was found dead in her Burlington City home after being bludgeoned and stabbed, authorities said Thursday.

The body of Carla Nesmith was discovered Wednesday afternoon by another resident who returned to the home on the 400 block of Earl Street, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrest or motive was reported. Joel Bewley, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office, said by email late Thursday afternoon that he did not yet have autopsy results for Nesmith and said the resident who found her is not a suspect in her killing.