Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office

                                 25 Kirkpatrick Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901 (732) 745-3300


                              *News Release*                 Date: May 9, 2013







Reward offered for information on homicide


          Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, chairman of Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc., announced today that rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the homicide of an 84-year-old woman who was killed in her home in East Brunswick four years ago.


          The rewards were offered to encourage people to come forward with information on the death of Ellen Elfstrom of 11 Lee Street, East Brunswick. She was found dead in her home on May 1, 2009, at 6:47 p.m. by East Brunswick police.


          Police went to the home after being told that Ms. Elfstrom had not been seen for several days.


An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Ms. Elfstrom died from blunt force trauma and that the manner of death was homicide.


Police continue to investigate the homicide and regularly review information in the case, but no arrests have been made.


Ms. Elfstrom’s relatives also have been offering a $2,500 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of a suspect.


People with information on the case may contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. anonymously by calling 1-800-939-9600, or by contacting the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. website at: MiddlesexTips.com.


Text messages may be sent to text: 274637 with keyword “midtip” followed by a message.


In addition to contacting Crime Stoppers, anyone with information is urged to call Detective Sgt. Kevin Zebro of the East Brunswick Police Department at (732) 390-6990, or Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4471.