by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
This morning, Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul announced that Benjamin Avrut, 35, of Maplewood has been arrested and charged with the murder of his mother Gwen Avrut, 70, also of Maplewood.
Maplewood Police responded to Gwen Avrut's South Orange Avenue home yesterday at 12:56pm and found her unresponsive and suffering from multiple serious injuries. Gwen was pronounced dead at 1:39pm.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, is asking the public for any information about this domestic violence incident.
Calls will be kept confidential.
Essex Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force