On Sunday, February 18, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department received a 911 call reporting a body lying in the roadway on 43rd Street in the area of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Upon arrival, responding North Bergen police officers observed an unresponsive female lying in the roadway at that location.
The woman, later identified as Darlene Westbrook, age 34, was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead earlier this morning at approximately 2:40 a.m. The Cause and Manner of death is pending further investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the North Bergen Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.