UPDATED: HCPO Homicide Unit investigating death of Bayonne woman on North Street


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a Bayonne woman found inside a home on North Street.

105 North Street in Bayonne. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a woman at 105 North Street in Bayonne. Additional information to follow,” the HCPO tweeted just before 1 p.m.

At 5:52 p.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released more information.

This morning at approximately 11:58 a.m., the Bayonne Police Department received a 911 call for service to 105 North St., she said in a statement.

Responding officers found a woman, later identified as Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza, of Bayonne, with an apparent stab wound to her torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:36 p.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

One person is in custody and investigators believe this is an isolated incident and additional information is forthcoming.

The HCPO Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. 

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