An autopsy Monday confirmed the human remains found in Newark are those of a Cranford mother of two who was allegedly killed last week in her boyfriend's Union Township home, the prosecutor's office said.
There were "sufficient human remains" discovered Sunday near the Passaic River off of the 100 block of Raymond Boulevard in Newark that were able to be identified as April Wyckoff, 43, according to Mark Spivey, a spokesman for the Union County Prosecutor's Office.
Spivey said authorities are continuing to search for the "remaining portions of her body." Spivey declined to comment further on the condition of Wyckoff's body.
Spivey said the search areas include Hudson, Union and Essex counties, including parts of Jersey City and Newark. Authorities searched all weekend for Wyckoff's body, including at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
Ballister's mother, Eleanor Schofield, 70, of Mountainside, was released from Union County Jail Friday on $1,500 bail, according to NJ.com. Schofield has been charged with hindering apprehension for allegedly helping her son conceal evidence following the killing, the prosecutor's office said.
Wyckoff is believed to have been killed from blunt-force trauma. Wyckoff, who divorced her husband in 2010, graduated from Cranford High School and still lived in town with her 23-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter.