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UPDATE: Pennsylvania Woman Charged with Old Bridge Murder

By metrostaff on
Middlesex County

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Donald Fritz, Jr., of the Old Bridge Police Department  a Pennsylvania woman was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Deborah Brown-Hepworth, 65, of Old Bridge.

On September 17, 2022, at approximately 11:05 A.M., authorities received a 911 call reporting that a female was found unresponsive in her home by a relative.  

Middlesex County Officials say, Police responded to the residence on Hanna Lane and located Deborah Brown-Hepworth, 65, who had sustained a gunshot wound and was subsequently pronounced deceased.

An investigation by Detective Addie Spinola of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Elizabeth Jackson, 61, of Yeadon, Pennsylvania as the perpetuator.  

This was not a random act of violence. Jackson knew the victim, Deborah Brown-Hepworth.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, with the assistance of Old Bridge Police Department and Yeadon Police Department, Jackson was arrested at her residence without incident in Yeadon, Pennsylvania.  

Jackson has been charged with one count of first-degree Murder and one count of second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.