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UPDATE: 45-Year-Old Man Stabbed to Death in Plainfield


By: Richard L. Smith 

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ TRANSIT Police, and Plainfield Police Department are investigating a fatal stabbing in the area of the Plainfield Train Station yesterday afternoon, Union County Prosecutor William A.Daniel announced today.

Officials said at approximately 2:00pm on Thursday, July 6th, Plainfield Police Officers and NJ Transit Police Officers responded to the Plainfield Train Station on 4th Street and found Juquin Smith, 45, who suffered stab wounds.

He was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

This is an ongoing and active investigation, and anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Sergeant Christopher Scuorzo at 908- 472-0492, Detective Nora Berrio at 908-370-3016, or NJ Transit Police Detective Brian Morgenstern at 973-388-0500.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an arrest and indictment can be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.