Prosecutor: Newark man wanted for fatal stabbing in Jersey City Heights


A Newark man is wanted for the fatal stabbing in the Jersey City Heights that occurred on Tuesday evening, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. 

Nasiar Day. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
Nasiar Day. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Nasiar Day, 19, of Newark, has been charged with murder, felony murder, possession of a
weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and conspiracy to commit the aforementioned crimes by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit, Suarez said in a statement.

Anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of Nasiar Day is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the their official website at

All information will be kept confidential. Day should not be approached and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

On November 14, at approximately 7 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male stabbed at 197 Palisade Ave. Upon arrival shortly after 7:05 p.m., the responding officers found Emergency Medical Services giving aid to an apparent stabbing victim, authorities said.

The victim, later identified as Jose Malave, 30, of Jersey City, was found in a lifeless state in the doorway of his apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:25 p.m., officials said.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be a stab wound to the chest and the manner of death to be homicide.

A 17-year-old male juvenile from Jersey City was previously arrested in connection with the
death of Malave and was charged with murder, felony murder, armed burglary, several
weapons charges and conspiracy to commit these crimes, police said.

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