Unsolved Crimes

Shapell Kendrick |Dericke Williams | Nijed Johnson | Travis Keys | Edric Gordon | Norberto Nieves | Jonelle Melton | Cesar Torralba | Derrell Alexander & Tiffanie Watkins | Freddie C. Geddes | Patricia DaSilva | Jakeema Kelly

The case information below has been posted for the purpose of soliciting input from the general public in an effort to solve the listed crimes or further their investigation. Anyone with information concerning these matters is urged to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 (toll free) or by submitting the information online: Online Tip Form.

11/14/12 Shapell Kendrick
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On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at approximately 8:00 am, the Red Bank Police Shapell KendrickDepartment responded to 97 West Sunset Avenue for a report that someone had been killed. On location, 32-year-old Camden resident, Shapell “Muh” Kendrick, was found suffering from several gunshot wounds. Mr. Kendrick died as a result of those wounds. The victim had reportedly been in Red Bank visiting relatives. Mr. Kendrick’s death has been ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call Detective Michael Clancy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Bureau at 1-800-533-7443 or the Red Bank Police Department at 732-530-2700.

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9/21/12 Dericke Williams
On September 21, 2012, at approximately 12:15 a.m. the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the area of Sixth Avenue and Bond Street for a shooting. Police were alerted to the victim’s body by a cab driver. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call Detective Jose Cruz of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Bureau at 1-800-533-7443 or the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.

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9/14/12 Nijed Johnson
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On Friday, September 14, 2012, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Asbury Park Police Department responded to 1024 Sewall Avenue, Asbury Park, for a report of a shooting. Nijed Johnson Responding officers found that Nijed Johnson, 24 years of age, was the victim of a shooting at that location. Witnesses reported that Nijed Johnson was sitting on the porch of 1024 Sewall Avenue with his girlfriend, when a subject on a bike fired several shots in their direction. Nijed Johnson assisted his girlfriend into the home, but was struck while doing so. Nijed Johnson was transported to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds.

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact Detective Richard Chapman of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.

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2/10/12 Travis Keys
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On Friday, February 10, 2012, the Freehold Borough Police Department responded to 20 Travis KeysJackson Street, Freehold Borough, New Jersey, for a report of an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, patrols located the victim identified as Travis Keys. It was discovered that the victim had suffered from a single stab wound and was subsequently pronounced deceased at CentraState Medical Center.

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call Detective John Leibfried of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Bureau at 1-800-533-7443 or the Freehold Borough Police Department at 732-462-1233..

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5/27/11 Edric Gordon
On May 27, 2011, at approximately 4:01 a.m., the victim was struck by two bullets, which were fired by an unknown assailant who was riding a bicycle in the area of Dewitt and Springwood Avenues, Asbury Park. The victim was pronounced dead at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at 8:27 p.m. by Dr. Christensen.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the assailant(s) is urged to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 or 1-800-533-7443 (toll free) or the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300.

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11/29/09 Norberto Nieves
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On November 29, 2009, at approximately 11:14 p.m. the Long Branch Police Norberto_Nieves Department responded to 136 Seventh Avenue, Apartment 3, for a report of a shooting. Upon patrols arrival, the victim was discovered on the floor of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Monmouth Medical Center for emergency treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the assailant(s) is urged to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 or 1-800-533-7443 (toll free) or the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.

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12/24/07 Cesar Torralba
On December 24, 2007 the Asbury Park Police Department responded to an apartment building in Asbury Park after receiving a 911 call reporting an individual who had been shot. Upon arrival, Police learned that the victim’s girlfriend had asked her neighbor to call an ambulance after locating the victim, Cesar Torralba.

The investigation revealed that the victim was arriving home when he was approached by a black male, believed to have been wearing a dark hooded jacket or sweatshirt, who brandished a gun and shot the victim once, killing him.

The Murder occurred within the hallway of an apartment building during the daytime hours of Christmas Eve. As such, Police believed that residents and/or visitors may have seen the individual either while in the hallway or while fleeing from the apartment building. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the assailant is urged to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732/ 431-7012 or 1 800/ 533-7443 (toll free) or the Asbury Park Police Department at 732/ 774-1300.

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9/10/07 Derrell Alexander & Tiffanie Watkins
In the evening hours on September 10, 2007, Derrell Alexander and Tiffany Watkins were in the front of their residence at 1813 Columbus Avenue, Neptune, NJ, when they were both shot. Both victims were shot multiple times. Watkins was discovered on the front porch of the home and Alexander was found close by. Tiffany Watkins and Derrell Alexander both later succumbed to their injuries. It is believed that there are witnesses to the homicide both during and subsequent to the shooting that have yet to come forward.

Anyone who has information regarding the murders of Derrell Alexander and Tiffany Watkins is asked to call Det. Pamela Ricciardi of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000.

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1/26/07 Freddie C. Geddes
On January 26, 2007, at approximately 12:15 a.m. the Tinton Falls Police Department responded to 83B Squankum Road for a shooting. Upon arrival, police located Freddie C. Geddes who had been shot and killed. The investigation revealed that two men entered the home, killed Geddes, tied up his girlfriend, and stole valuable items from the home.

Anyone with information regarding this home invasion robbery is urged to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 or 1-800-533-7443 (toll free) or the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-4422.

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12/20/06 Patricia DaSilva
On December 20, 2006, at approximately 2:46 p.m., the Long Branch Police Department responded to Trans Brasil Travel for a report of an unresponsive female. Upon arrival, Patricia DaSilva, 21, was found deceased. The incident was ultimately ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding the murder of Ms. DaSilva is urged to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732/ 431-7012 or 1 800/ 533-7443 (toll free) or the Long Branch Police Department at 732/ 222-1000.

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