NORTH BRUNSWICK – A $10,000 reward has been posted by the high school classmates of a North Brunswick woman who was fatally stabbed in her apartment in 2000, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, chairman and president of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County, announced today.
The reward is being offered to anyone who contacts Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County and provides information leading to an arrest in the homicide of Gail Hariton, a 59-year-old retired school teacher who was killed in her home at the Pardun Apartments on Pardun Road in North Brunswick. Callers may remain anonymous.
An employee of the Pardun Apartments discovered the victim at 10:46 a.m. on May 8, 2000 and called police, who responded to Apartment 43-A.
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Hariton had been fatally stabbed.
The reward was made available to Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County by members of the New Brunswick High School Class of 1958. At their high school reunion in May, members of the Reunion Committee announced that the Class of 1958 had raised the cash for the reward following concerns that no one has been arrested and charged in the homicide.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County at 1-800-939-9600. The case has been profiled on the Crimes Stoppers of Middlesex County website under the “Unsolved Homicide” tab.
Callers also may reach the Crime Stoppers website at middlesextips.com. In addition, text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.
Those who call are not required to identify themselves and will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the reward following approval by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County.
The investigation into the homicide remains active and is continuing, authorities said.
In addition to contacting Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County, authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. John Ambrosino of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, extension 340, or Sgt. Paul Miller of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745- 4466.
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