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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 19, 2010









Man sought for questioning in New Brunswick homicide



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced today that investigators are hoping to question an unidentified man who may be able to provide information on the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old city resident last November.


††††††††† The unidentified man last was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket with the image of a panther that appeared to be embroidered on the back of the garment. The panther glitters in gray, black and white and can easily be seen from a distance (see image below).


An on-going investigation by Detective Dave Smith of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that the unidentified man was wearing the embroidered garment while he was walking with Mohammed Jabbie, 60, of New Brunswick some time before Mr. Jabbie was fatally stabbed on November 8, 2009.


††††††††† Mr. Jabbie was stabbed shortly before 12:03 a.m., when police received a 911 call and were dispatched to an address on Remsen Avenue in New Brunswick.


††††††††† Mr. Jabbie was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. on November 8, 2009.


††††††††† An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed that Mr. Jabbie was the victim of a homicide and died from multiple stab wounds.


Police determined that Mr. Jabbie was visiting a friend and was stabbed outside the friendís house.


Anyone with information on the homicide, or knows the person who wears the garment with the embroidered panther, is asked to call Detective Smith at (732) 745- 5200, or Investigator Ricardo at (732) 745-4239.