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Ventnor woman arrested in killing of mother, grandmother

A Ventnor woman has been arrested in the killing of her mother and grandmother, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced.
Heather Barbera, 41, is charged with two counts of first degree murder after she allegedly beat the two women to death with a nightstick and then fled to New York City on a bus.
Elaine Rosen, 87, and her daughter Michelle Gordon, 67, were found dead at approximately 10:25 a.m., on Sunday, July 8, inside a residence at 4800 Boardwalk, Ventnor City.
The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt-impact injuries.
Barbera was identified Wednesday afternoon at the Midtown Manhattan Port Authority at 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue by NYPD officers and taken into custody.
Barbera remains in custody at the NYPD Midtown South Precinct, pending extradition to New Jersey.
This is a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Ventnor City Police Department

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