Officials in Burlington County have released the identity of a woman who was killed last week in a motel and they are asking for help from the public as their investigation continues.

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says 36-year-old Michelle L. Johnston, who had lived in multiple locations recently in the Burlington and Camden Counties areas, was found dead in a room at the Bel-Air Motor Lodge in Maple Shade on the morning of May 11th.

Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood performed an autopsy and determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Details concerning the cause of death are being withheld at this time.

Bel-Air Motor Lodge on Route 73 in Maple Shade NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Bel-Air Motor Lodge on Route 73 in Maple Shade NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Investigators are asking anyone with information about the homicide, or who knew the victim and has knowledge of her recent activities, to call Burlington County Prosecutor's Office at (609) 265-7113. Information can also be emailed to tips@co.burlington.nj.us.

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