Paula Chin
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Paula Chin was reported missing the day before her body was discovered

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February 06, 2019 06:00 PM

The body of a missing New York City mother was found at a New Jersey home and her son and two others have been charged with allegedly concealing her corpse, PEOPLE confirms.

Paula Chin, 65, was reported missing Monday night, according to the New York Police Department. On Tuesday, her body was discovered by authorities in Morristown, New Jersey, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

Chin was found dead in a garbage bag beside other trash and appeared to have had her throat slashed, law enforcement sources told NBC New York and ABC7 report.

Chin’s son, Jared Eng, 22, and two women, Caitlyn O’Rourke, 21, and Jennifer Lopez, 18, were arrested and charged with concealment of a corpse, according to the NYPD. NBC New York reports that Eng and O’Rourke are dating.

No murder charges have been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Investigators say Chin appeared to have been killed while in her lower Manhattan apartment before her body was transported to the New Jersey home where it was found, NBC New York, ABC7 and NJ.com report. It is believed she and her son had an argument over money, according to NBC and ABC7, citing law enforcement sources.

Morristown police, who is assisting the NYPD, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Chin owned the building where she and her two sons lived in on the third floor, NBC reports. NYPD detectives are working on getting a warrant to search the building, as well as a vehicle believed to have been used in the crime.

A neighbor told the station Chin also lived in the Morristown home.

It is unclear whether Eng, O’Rourke or Lopez have entered pleas or retained attorneys. Authorities have not released a cause of death.

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