Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of the city’s latest stabbing victim, a 26-year-old man who was found dead in his apartment.
Jean Carlos Morel was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 p.m. on December 7, 2014 after law enforcement authories were dispatched to his second-floor apartment on Smith Street in Perth Amboy.
An autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday, December 8, determined that Morel, 26, had been fatally stabbed, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.
Perth Amboy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz said no arrests have been made, but an investigation is continuing. About 45 days ago, Ruiz said that recovering a dead body in Perth Amboy “is not a common occurrence.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andreea Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-8891, or Detective Sandy Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-324- 3856.
There has been a surge in violent crime in the city in recent years, according to State Police reports.
The body of Ramon Lugo, 35, a Perth Amboy resident was found the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 14, 2014, in a wooded area off Washington Avenue fter the victim had apparently been stabbed to death, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.
Wilbert Hernandez, 34, entered his not guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves to murder, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon in connection with Lugo’s death but he remains in the Middlesex County jail in lieu of at $1.25 million bail.
According to police, 20-year-old Deny Santana-Delora was killed in an early morning stabbing murder near the Las Palmeras restaurant and bar in September 2012.
Xavier Marmolejos was charged with murder in the death and three others – Aython Elliot-Emiliano, 21, his brother, Francisco Elliot-Emiliano, 28, and Edwin Sosa-Cespedes, 41 – were charged with unlawful weapons possession and riot by a grand jury.
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