Jacqueline Nelson was found on the first floor of 18 Virginia Ave. in critical condition by firefighters and police officers responding to reports of a disturbance just before 1 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.
Nelson was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:14 a.m., Suarez said.
Meanwhile, her son, Terrence Nelson, was charged with murder and remained at large as of 3 p.m. Thursday, the prosecutor's office said.
A 1-alarm fire was under control around 1:20 a.m.
Anyone with information about Nelson's whereabouts is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website.
All information will be kept confidential.
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