Police Seek Man For Questioning About New Brunswick Homicide

NEW BRUNSWICK—Investigators are hoping to question an unidentified man who may be able to provide information on the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old city resident last November, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced Tuesday.

Panther image released by Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

The unidentified man last was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket with the image of a panther that appeared to be embroidered on the back of the garment. The panther glitters in gray, black and white and can easily be seen from a distance.

An on-going investigation by Detective Dave Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the unidentified man was wearing the embroidered garment while he was walking with Mohammed Jabbie, 60, of New Brunswick some time before Jabbie was fatally stabbed on Nov. 8, 2009.

Jabbie was stabbed shortly before 12:03 a.m., when police received a 911 call and were dispatched to an address on Remsen Avenue in New Brunswick.

Jabbie was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2009.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office showed that Jabbie was the victim of a homicide and died from multiple stab wounds.

Police determined that Jabbie was visiting a friend and was stabbed outside the friend’s house.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the homicide, or who knows the person who wears the garment with the embroidered panther, to call Detective Smith at 1-732-745-5200, or Investigator Ricardo at 1-732-745-4239.

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