Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office

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                              *News Release*                 Date: August 22, 2011







Crime Stoppers offers reward in homicide


          Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, today announced that Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering a cash reward to anyone who anonymously provides information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a city hospital worker in New Brunswick.


          The offer is being made during the active investigation into the death August 6, 2011, of Jesse Simons, 61, of New Brunswick.


          Those with information on the case are asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. at 1-800-939-9600. The website is: middlesextips.com. Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.


          In addition, a synopsis of the case may be viewed at middlesextips.com/crimeoftheweek.aspx at the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. website.


Those who call anonymously will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards that are approved by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.


Mr. Simons, an employee at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, was fatally shot on Suydam Street, near Remsen Avenue in New Brunswick shortly before police received a 911 call at 1:56 a.m.


The victim was taken to the city hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 a.m.


An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Mr. Simons was the victim of a shooting and that the manner of death was a homicide.


Detective Mark Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office subsequently recovered surveillance images of three individuals who were seen in the area around the time of the shooting.


The three individuals have been described as persons of interest and are being sought by police.


          In addition to Crime Stoppers, anyone with information may call Detective Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Investigator Daniewicz at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4018.


          The investigation into the shooting is continuing, but no arrests have been made.