UPDATED: Woman Found Dead in Tent in Possible Homicide

doa tracksA woman was found dead in a tent in a possible homicide tonight, TLS has learned.

Detective Greg Staffordsmith said he couldn’t speak about it because he was busy with the investigation, but sources tell TLS the woman was found dead inside a tent off the railroad tracks near the original Tent City.

The woman was identified as 38 year old Yolanda Kelly, formerly of Lakewood.

Police say “the area in which she was located was known to her as well as a few locals who like to gather and socialize there.”

chav 2 sceneSources also say she died from an apparent gunshot wound.

CSI is investigating the death.


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  1. Unreal. Some one killed her in her own tent. If a person cant be safe in his own tent, where can they be safe ? I hope they catch this perp. And, btw, it was a homicide. If theres a gunshot wound & not a suicide, it’s a homicide.

  2. She didn’t live in the tent. She was put in it. She was visiting her kids here in Jersey from New York. It wasn’t a suicide because why would she kill herself if she was visiting family.

  3. Very sad.

    Thank you LPD and CSI for your work.

    Thank you to chaveriem for providing water, rain gear, lighting , and other needed assistance during the overnight investigation.

  4. My Prayers are going up for the family as well. Yolanda was a beautiful person, who has come a long way, i will always cherish the times we spent together at her mom’s house in Coventry Square. She will be greatly missed, and i will always remember that beautiful smile of hers.. My heart is hurting so bad.. I atleast got the memories of our talk 3 months ago.. Love you gurl.. Rest In Heaven until we meet again…To The Kelly Family i will keep you All in My Prayers I Pray That Ya’ll will Receive Some Type Of Closure..God bless..

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