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UPDATE: Police Identified Somerville Stabbing Victim


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Somerset County announced the identification of the Somerville homicide victim as Mary Rose Fealey, 27, of North Bridge Street, Somerville.AdSomerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said that on Tuesday, January 30, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Somerville Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting an injured unresponsive female located outside of a residential complex on North Bridge Street, Somerville.

Officials said responding officers located Ms. Fealey with multiple apparent stab wounds.

According to officials, officers initiated life-saving measures at the scene along with responding medical personnel, and Ms. Fealey was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities say that detectives from the Somerville Police Department, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, and Medical Investigators from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

Officials say a postmortem examination was performed on February 1, 2024, by the Medical Examiner’s Office, which positively identified the victim, determined the cause of death as multiple stab wounds, and ruled the manner of death as a homicide.

Despite some fictitious social media postings in the public, NO ARRESTS have been made, officials stated.Ad Officials said the investigation is ongoing to identify the actor(s) involved along with the motive.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and the Somerville Police Department have all available resources dedicated to this investigation, and it is their top priority, officials say.

Officials said investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in notifying investigators if they observed any suspicious activity or an individual in and around the area of North Bridge Street and East Cliff Street between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

All calls are confidential, and tipsters can remain anonymous, officials stated. 

Historically, officials say, tips have yielded positive results with favorable outcomes. All tips as they relate to this investigation are welcomed and strongly encouraged.