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UPDATE: Man Indicted for Murder of Missing Woman in Bayonne

Hudson County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities announced that a Hudson County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Gregory Mallard, 35, in connection with the death of Norelis Mendoza, who was found deceased in Bayonne on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.AdThe indictment, signed by the Honorable Jeffrey R. Jablonski, A.J.S.C. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, charges Mallard, of Jersey City, with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (vehicle), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (vehicle), Failing to Dispose of Human Remains in a Manner Prescribed by Law, Desecration of Human Remains, Hindering, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, officials say.

Officials said Mallard’s Post Indictment Arraignment is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2024.

According to officials, on Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Jersey City Police Department received a missing person report for a 32-year-old Lindenwold woman who was last seen in Jersey City on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

During the course of the investigation, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit – with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department, Bayonne Police Department, and New Jersey State Police – located the lifeless body of a female, officials stated.

Authorities say who was later identified as Norelis Mendoza, 32, of Lindenwold, off of Route 440 near the Jersey City border on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.