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Shafequa Cooper: 38-Year-Old Woman's Body Found On New Jersey Street

Shafequa Cooper: 38-Year-Old Woman's Body Found On New Jersey Street

 Shafequa Cooper, 38, was found on a New Jersey street with multiple gunshot wounds on Friday, August 17, 2018. Police have no suspects.

Shafequa Cooper, 38, was found on a New Jersey street with multiple gunshot wounds on Friday, August 17, 2018. Police have no suspects.

Shafequa Cooper's body was found on an Essex County street in New Jersey. Her slumped-over body was reported to police by a passing motorist on Friday, August 17, 2018 about 8:55 a.m.

When responding officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that Cooper had multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities outlined the murder scene, on Krotik Place in Irvington, for hours as they collected information.

There is very little information about the slaying, which authorities surmise occurred sometime in the early morning hours, but can't be sure. 

Cooper, 38, was a mother who lived in nearby Irvington Township, according to RLS Media.

The murder is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the prosecutor's office's Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

Gabrielle Nicole Joseph Bessix: 27-Year-Old Shot Dead In Baton Rouge

Gabrielle Nicole Joseph Bessix: 27-Year-Old Shot Dead In Baton Rouge

 Vennysia Jackson: 37-Year-Old Shot Dead In Richmond, California

Vennysia Jackson: 37-Year-Old Shot Dead In Richmond, California