Head found on NJ golf course in 1989 finally IDed

Head found on NJ golf course in 1989 finally IDed

A New Jersey cold case dating back to 1989 when a young woman’s severed head was found on a local golf course has been solved after police identified the homicide victim this month.

Heidi Balch, a 25-year-old from New York City, was working as a prostitute in March 1989 when she was murdered, her dismembered head found on a Hopewell golf course and her legs found in Jefferson Township. Her skull stayed in evidence as officers spent 24 years searching for Balch’s identity.

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