A Union County grand jury has returned an 11-count indictment against a Roselle man who was arrested for a double homicide that took place in Roselle on April 19th of this year, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced today.
Everoy Morrison, age 44, was indicted for murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, credit card theft, receiving stolen property, and hindering prosecution.
Just before noon on April 19th, Roselle Police Officers were called to a home located within the 200 block of West 7th Avenue on the report of two missing persons. A subsequent search of the home uncovered the bodies of Keisha Morrison, age 45, and Kelsey Morrison, age 9, according to Assistant Prosecutor Bryan Tiscia, who is prosecuting the case.
While at the home, police determined that Keisha Morrison’s vehicle had been taken from the scene. Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force and the Roselle Police Department were able to track the vehicle to Maryland, where the driver, Everoy Morrison, was stopped and arrested for being in possession of the stolen car.
An exhaustive investigation led by the Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force and the Roselle Police Department, with the assistance of the of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Maryland State Police, led to the identification of Morrison as the perpetrator of the aforementioned crimes and to his eventual apprehension. Morrison, who is the brother-in-law and uncle of the respective victims, had been reportedly living in the basement of the home at the time of the homicides.
“I want to assure the public that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and our partner law enforcement agencies remain committed to tirelessly pursuing those who threaten the safety and security of the communities we serve,” Prosecutor Daniel stated.
Morrison is currently being held in the Essex County Jail pending trial.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.