CRIME
10/29/2013 12:35 pm ET

Police Find Only Some Of April Wyckoff's Remains, As Boyfriend Gets Charged With Murder

Police in New Jersey found the partial remains of a woman who they believe was killed by her boyfriend in his home last week.

The body of 43-year-old April Wyckoff was found Monday near the Passaic River in Newark on the same day that her boyfriend Matthew Ballister appeared in court for the first time, charged with her murder, according to CBS New York.

Investigators have not given a full version of what they believe transpired, but some details have emerged.

Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said the mother of two died sustaining blunt force trauma, CBS New York reported. Sources told NBC New York that the stench of bleach permeated Ballister's home, suggesting someone made an intense effort to clean the supposed crime scene.

His mother, 70-year-old Eleanor Schofield has been accused of interfering with the investigation by allegedly helping her son cover his tracks, the Cranford Chronicle reported.

The story was made that much more grisly when police explained that not all of Wyckof's remains have been found, TV station New Jersey 12 reported.

Last week, Wyckoff's car was found in Newark, the Star-Ledger reported.

Ballister, 43, was held on $2 million bail on Monday.

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