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MAYS LANDING – The ACPO Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation of an unsolved homicide connected to a shooting that claimed the life of a 61 year-old woman who was the mother of four children and grandmother of 12 grandchildren, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. “Ten years ago today, Joyce McKinnon came home …

ATLANTIC CITY- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, joined by local law enforcement partners will hold a press conference at 1:00 PM, to announce charges being filed in two COLD CASE HOMICIDES. One of these cold cases is a homicide that occurred in 1996, and remained unsolved for 23 years and the second unsolved cold …

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a minivan linked to a 2017 double murder in Buena Borough, Atlantic County. On September 16, 2017 around 1:19am, Damon Jones, 34, of Bridgeton, NJ and Talisa Colon, 23, of Vineland, NJ, were fatally shot as they sat in a …

MAYS LANDING – On Friday, April 26, 2019, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Township of Hamilton Police Department charged Timothy P. Wright, 39, of Chambersburg, PA, with Murder in relation to the 2014 strangulation death of 25 year-old Joyce Vanderhoff, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Wright was subsequently arrested …

MAYS LANDING- March 31, 2019, marks 34 years since local cabdriver and television host Raul “Cooks Books” Suarez was found stabbed to death on Route 30 in Absecon. The case remains unsolved, but investigatory work by law enforcement agencies continues every day on this case, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. Prosecutor Tyner refuses …

MAYS LANDING— Exactly two years ago today, the remains of a man were found along the wood line of an undeveloped private property at 1201 Doughty Road. The investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit into this man’s death continues, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The remains were found in the area of …

MAYS LANDING— On the beach in Ventnor City, 15 years ago today, authorities discovered the body of a newborn girl that had washed up to the shore. On January 17, 2004, the body of a baby girl washed up on the Ventnor Beach at Suffolk Avenue in Ventnor City. A passer-by dragged the yellow laundry bag …

MAYS LANDING— It was 35 years ago today, on Thursday, January 14, 1984, that the body of 7 year-old Gary Grant Jr. was found at Atlantic City’s 100 block of North California Avenue in an abandoned lot just two blocks from Gary Grant Jr.’s home. The boy had been missing since January 12, 1984 and …