NEWS RELEASE

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

Contact:
John Holl
(908) 527-4621
jholl@ucnj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2011

Task Force Investigating Woman’s Death in Elizabeth


The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a Staten Island, NY woman who was found near railroad tracks in Elizabeth on Tuesday morning, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

The victim has been identified as Ramona Jackson DOB: 6/29/1971 of Grandview Avenue on Staten Island. The county medical examiner ruled her death a homicide after an autopsy was performed on Tuesday afternoon, said Romankow.

Authorities were called to 478 Schiller Street in Elizabeth around 8:30a on Tuesday, said Romankow. Initially Ms. Jackson did not have identification on her body and investigators worked to identify her through forensic methods. It is not immediately clear how long Ms. Jackson had been near Schiller Street before she was discovered.

At this point no arrests have been made and no motive has been identified for the homicide, said Romankow.