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Man Indicted for Seaside Park Murder, Stabbing

By metrostaff on
Ocean County

Ocean County officials announced that on October 6, Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 39, of Seaside Heights, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charge of Attempted Murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Seaside Park on June 30.

According to officials, Serrano-Cruz was also indicted on the charges of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; Burglary; and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous substance – specifically Clonazepam.


Officials say, on June 30, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Officers from the Seaside Park Police Department responded to a residence on O Street in response to a 911 call; the caller stated that someone had broken into his home and tried to kill him.  

Responding Officers found a 39-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds to the arms, chest, abdomen, and groin.

The victim was air-lifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of his injuries.

He was subsequently treated for his injuries and released.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, and Seaside Park Police Department, determined that Serrano-Cruz was the individual responsible for the stabbing of the victim.  

On June 30, Serrano-Cruz was in Seaside Heights and taken into custody without incident by Officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department.  

He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.