Jersey City Man Wanted in Connection With Girlfriend’s Murder in October Is Arrested

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that the man wanted in connection with the October death of his 27-year old girlfriend, Diamond Davila of Jersey City, was arrested this morning by United States Marshals.  According to Prosecutor Esther Suarez, shortly before 6:30, members of the U.S. Marshals Service New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Gang / Violent Crimes Unit, apprehended 25-year old, Tyquan Baisden on Summerfield Avenue in Asbury Park without incident.  Davila was killed in her apartment in Jersey City two months ago.

Baisden has been charged with murder, a first degree offense; unlawful possession of a weapon, a cord, which is a fourth degree crime; and possession of the weapon for an unlawful purpose, which is a third degree offense.

He will be incarcerated at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny until his first court appearance.

Prosecutor Suarez provided the following, additional information: On October 19, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female at 131 Woodlawn Avenue in Jersey City. Responding officers found a lifeless woman at that location. The woman, later identified as Davila, was pronounced dead at 3:08 p.m.  The Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be Homicidal Violence and the manner of death to be Homicide.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.