The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Police Department are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman in Bayonne.
Prosecutor Suarez said on Wednesday, March 2, at approximately 11:58 a.m., the Bayonne Police Department received a 911 call for service to 105 North Street.
Responding officers found a woman, later identified as Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza, of Bayonne, with an apparent stab wound to her torso.
She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:36 p.m. The Cause and Manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
One person is in custody, and investigators believe this is an isolated incident. Additional information is forthcoming.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.