Long Valley Woman Died of Natural Causes, Prosecutor Says

Neighbor found 55-year-old during a welfare check after resident didn't respond to calls.

A Long Valley woman who was found in her home Wednesday after a neighbor conducted a welfare check on Ann Road died of natural causes, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said.

Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Carlos Fonseca determined Tracy H. Kohl's death was natural, Bianchi said.

A neighbor called Washington Township Police at 7:10 p.m. to report finding the 55-year-old at her home, Bianchi said. The neighbor was unable to make contact with the woman prior to the home visit, prompting the welfare check, Bianchi said.

Assisting at the scene was the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section, Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office and Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety.

Chuck Ruff October 05, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Guess again.
PD73 October 05, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Unless she had a medical condition - and thus the reason to "welfare check" on her, can't help but wonder what 'natural' causes would cause a 55 year old woman to die. From the previous posts, looks like she had children. Bad reporting if you ask me.
Joanne October 05, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Tracy was my very dear long time friend, I will miss her terribly. Tracy has grown children who live out of state, hence the welfare check.. My condolences to her children, parents, sister and friends~
PD73 October 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Very sad, Joanne. Thanks for clearing up the missing info. Sorry for the loss of your dear friend.
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