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UPDATE: Woman Stabbed Multiple Times in Elizabeth



By: Richard L. Smith 

Union County authorities are investigating the motive behind a fatal stabbing in Elizabeth. 

Police say at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th, Elizabeth Police Officers responded to the area of Broadway and Front Street after reports of a fatal stabbing.

Upon their arrival, they located the victim, 37-year-old Lakeisha Brooks of Elizabeth, who was transported to a local area hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead.

This is an ongoing active investigation, and anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873,

Detective Wojciech Dziadosz at 908-347-2212 or Elizabeth Police Department Detective David Haverty at 908-335- 6378.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and - conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.