Husband wanted for murder of Wife in Jersey City, Have you seen this man?

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information:

On October 27, 2016, shortly after 6 p.m., Jersey City Police were dispatched to 120 Manning Avenue in Jersey City on a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive female victim with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. The victim was later identified as Sineka Davis, age 38, of Jersey City. The victim was pronounced dead at approximately 6:50 p.m. at the scene.

On October 28, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Steve L. Franklin, Jr., age 39, of Jersey City charging him with Murder in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 11-3, a first degree crime. Franklin is victim’s husband and he resided at 120 Manning Avenue in Jersey City.

Franklin should not be approached. He should be considered armed and dangerous. A photograph of Franklin is attached.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Franklin is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website at All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).