Police Seeking Publics' Help in Locating Man Wanted in Connection with Death of Bayonne Woman

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 40-year-old Bayonne woman last week.

According to officials, Erick Acosta, 32, of Bayonne, has been charged in relation to the death of Crystal Ojeda who was found deceased in her apartment on Lord Avenue in Bayonne last Friday, October 9.

He is charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Tampering With Evidence.

Police report that on October 9, shortly before 1 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to 30 Lord Avenue to do a welfare check of a resident. Upon arrival, responding police officers found an unresponsive female victim with visible trauma.

According to officials, the victim, later identified as Ojeda, was pronounced dead at approximately 1:55 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head and body and the manner of death to be homicide.

Police report that Acosta, who has used multiple aliases including Alexander Ojeda, Luis Cubi, and Jonathan Ortiz, maybe in the Monmouth or Ocean County area.

Anyone who sees Acosta should not approach him, but should immediately contact the police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website. All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.