HCPO seeking public’s help to locate suspect wanted for Bayonne woman’s murder


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted for a Bayonne woman’s murder that is being investigated by their homicide unit.

Erick Acosta. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Erick Acosta, 32, of Bayonne, has been charged in relation to the death of Crystal Ojeda, 40, who was found dead in her apartment on Lord Avenue in Bayonne last Friday, October 9th, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

He has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, and tampering with evidence.

Acosta, who has used multiple aliases including Alexander Ojeda, Luis Cubi, and Jonathan
Ortiz, may be in the Monmouth or Ocean County area. Anyone who sees Acosta should not
approach him, but should immediately contact police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

On October 9th, shortly before 1 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department
responded to 30 Lord Ave. to do a welfare check of a resident. Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive female victim with visible trauma.

The victim, later identified as Ojeda, was pronounced dead at approximately 1:55 p.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head and body and the manner of death to be homicide.

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