Atlantic City woman dead in apparent homicide
Updated: May 12
An Atlantic City woman was found dead in an apparent homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced. Vernell Vance, 56, was found with significant blunt-force trauma to her head at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tyner said. This is a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department and is continuing. She is the second woman to be killed in the city in less than a week. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666 or Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be anonymously texted to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.
A Pleasantville man is in jail on charges of murder and weapons possession in the brutal killing of an Atlantic City woman. Mark Huff, 54, was arrested Monday in the killing of Vernell Vance. Vance was found bludgeoned behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave., just a block from a planned business revitalization