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Person of Interest Sought for Fatal Shooting of Man Unloading Groceries from Car in East Orange

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

Essex County authorities announced today that the Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mr. Troy Traynham, 59, of East Orange.

According to authorities, on Saturday, Sept. 18, Traynham was shot outside his Chestnut Street apartment while helping a family member unload groceries from her car. 

Police say the victim was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:48 p.m.

“At this time, no arrests have been made. However, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking help in identifying a person of interest,” officials said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.