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2013 Christmas Day Homicide in Plainfield Still Unsolved


The sixth anniversary of an incident in which a Somerset County man was fatally shot in Plainfield on Christmas morning is approaching, and investigators are continuing to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.

Officials say there have been no charges filed to date in connection with the death of 25-year-old Rashad Daye of Green Brook.

According to police, at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, a Plainfield Police Division officer heard multiple shots fired in the area of Park Avenue and East Ninth Street in Plainfield, according to the investigation.

Arriving patrol units found Daye, having sustained a gunshot wound. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead.

An intensive joint investigation into the death of Mr. Daye was launched by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division.

That investigation is continuing and considered active.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Sgt. Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256 or Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271.

A reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the death of Mr. Daye is still being offered by the Union County Crime Stoppers; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at