This evening, a family will work in conjunction with the North Bergen police department in a continued effort to identify the driver who killed Omar Monroig as the result of a hit-and-run back on March 23, 2012.

The Monroig family will join North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd and his traffic division for a planned traffic stop near Tonnelle Avenue and 51st Street – the intersection where Omar Monroig was struck by a vehicle – at 9 p.m.

Jorge Monroig, Omar’s brother, told Hudson County TV that the family orchestrated this event for the second year in a  row “for more leads that will help solve Omar’s case and bring closure.”

Omar Monroig was a 42-year-old bodybuilder with a wife and son. The family resided in Butler.

As the police sketch shows, the suspected driver in the incident is described as a man between the ages of 50 and 70 years old, weighing in the range of 220 and 250 pounds and standing between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Anyone with any leads on this crime should contact the North Bergen police department at (201) 392-2100.




Omar Monroig, photo Courtesy of