Release* Date: October 5, 2010
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: October 5, 2010
Second suspect sought in New Brunswick stabbing
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella today announced that police have been searching for a second suspect on a charge of stabbing one of the two teenagers who was attacked in the city nearly two weeks ago.
A. Miranda (DOB 7/15/85) of
Miranda, who also is known as ‘’Marco Miranda,’’ was identified as the second suspect during a continuing investigation by Detective Mark Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
the attempted murder charge was filed, Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz,
Miranda remains at large. A detailed description of the suspect is not available, but a photograph of him is being released today.
has not been charged with the murder of Alex Gombas, 14, of the
Carlos Lara (DOB 8/26/91) of New Brunswick was charged on September 29, 2010 with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the death of the 14 year old.
Lara is being held in lieu of $1.15 million bail at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.
An intensive investigation by Detective Pappas and Investigator Daniewicz determined that Lara repeatedly stabbed Gombas on September 25, 2010.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office showed Alex Gombas was the victim of a homicide and died as the result of multiple stab wounds.
Gombas was a freshman at
was pronounced dead at on September 25, 2010 at 2:24 p.m. at
investigation began when police were dispatched to the corner of
after the stabbings, Lara was arrested and held by
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information, or knows the whereabouts of Miranda, is asked to call Detective Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4018.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Miranda and Lara are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.