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UPDATE: Authorities Increase Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspect Wanted for Killing Maplewood Grandmother in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark Maplewood

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from Maplewood.

Police say Burton was fatally shot in Newark on March 13, in the area of 43 Third Street.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. where EMS rushed Burton to University Hospital police said.

Doctors pronounced her dead at 2:31 p.m. according to police.

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