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Man Found Fatally Stabbed in Passaic

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County authorities reported that at approximately 7:13 a.m. on Sunday, the Passaic Police Department were dispatched to the area of Passaic Street and Third Street in the City of Passaic in response to a report of a stabbing.

Upon their arrival, officers toured the area and were directed to the backyard of a residence at 141 Passaic Street, where they located the victim, Mr. Richard Batista, 25, from Passaic, face-down on the ground.

Emergency medical personnel then arrived on the scene, and Mr. Batista was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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 or contact Det. Eliezer Reyes at the Passaic Police Detective Bureau at 973-365-3900 or 973-365-3945.