Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information pertaining to Sunday’s fatal stabbing in Jersey City:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Sunday, May 29, 2022. At approximately 1:53 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fight on Bostwick Avenue. Responding officers found a man – later identified as Jawon Purcell, age 28, of Jersey City – with multiple, apparent stab wounds in the area of 112 Bostwick Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2:03 p.m.
The Cause and Manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time.
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: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.