Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 7:56 a.m. on Friday, February 25, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of James Street and Ryerson Avenue in Paterson in response to a suspicious vehicle.
According to county officials, upon their arrival, officers located the lifeless body of a female victim, Stephanie DeJesus, 38, of Paterson, inside the trunk of a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. Ms. DeJesus was pronounced deceased on the scene.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.
More information will be released once it becomes available.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.