Fatal Incident in Linden Under Investigation

A fatal incident that took place in Linden early Monday morning is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Bruce Edward Ham Jr.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5, members of the Linden Police Department responded to a scene on the 2000 block of East Saint Georges Ave in Linden, where they discovered Ham at that location having sustained serious injury.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

This investigation is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Linden Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department.

Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact Linden Police Department Detective Christian Ramirez at 908-474-8538 or Prosecutor’s Office Detective Charles Clement at 908-577-6489. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone to 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at