Police Investigate Homicide in Ridgefield, New Jersey
Law enforcement recently determined that a man whose body was found in Ridgefield New Jersey was a homicide victim.
Very few details about the homicide have been revealed to the media at this time because the victim’s family has not yet been notified about the death. It is believed that someone may have come across the victim’s body near the Ridgefield Post Office at 757 Broad Avenue. That person likely dialed 911 and alerted the Ridgefield Police Department, which presumably dispatched cops to the scene.
Detectives with both the Ridgefield Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the killing. Investigators have already said that the victim was killed. Additionally, investigators are said to have spoken with a Fairview taxi company about the homicide.
The precise manner of the victim’s death is unclear, but it is believed that he was beaten and assaulted. The victim was 27 years old at the time of his death and reportedly lived in Palisades Park, NJ.
If and when authorities identify and apprehend the person responsible for the murder, that individual would probably be charged with first degree murder. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is the most serious criminal offense listed in the NJ Criminal Code and carries the most severe penalties under New Jersey law. A conviction for first degree murder could lead to life imprisonment in NJ State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Death of 27-Year-Old Found Near Bergen County Post Office Ruled a Homicide.”