OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013

On June 29, 2013, at approximately 5:45p.m., the Plainfield Police Department received a call about a man with a knife at 709 West Front Street. Prior to their arrival the police received another call about a stabbing victim being at that location.

Upon arrival the police found a 36 year old Plainfield resident, Ricardo Castro, suffering from a stab wound. He was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:09 p.m. The events leading up to the stabbing and who is responsible, is under investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department.

Anyone who may information about this homicide is asked to call Detective Mike Fong of the Homicide Task Force at (908) 527-4695.