Two murders in Jersey City over weekend; man allegedly dumped woman’s body


JERSEY CITY – Miguel Angel Cabrera Romero, 56, of 82 Reservoir Ave. has been charged with murder after he allegedly left the body of a 51-year-old woman wrapped in a blanket on the sidewalk near his house on April 29. It is believed they had a previous dating relationship.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that Jersey City police officers were dispatched to Reservoir Avenue at about 8:20 a.m. on April 29 on a report of a suspicious object on the sidewalk. Arriving officers found the body of Albanelis Vidal De Larosa, age 51, of Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, in a lifeless state wrapped in blankets and left on the sidewalk in front of 79-81 Reservoir Ave. She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10 a.m.
On April 30, during the afternoon hours, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested Romero in connection. He was charged with murder.
Investigators believe Romero allegedly killed the victim in his residence at 82 Reservoir Ave., wrapped the body in blankets, and carried the body out. The exact cause of death is pending the final findings of the Medical Examiner.
In an unrelated incident, Amir Pleasant, 20, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead as a result of gunshot wounds after he attempted to drive himself to the hospital.
Suarez said that on Saturday, April 29 at approximately 4:55 a.m., Jersey City police officers were dispatched to the area of 15 Dwight St. in Jersey City on a report of shots fired and a vehicle leaving the scene. A short while later, the vehicle was located and crashed at the intersection of Grand Street and Jersey Avenue. Pleasant was found in the vehicle and was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 a.m. Investigators believe Pleasant was shot on Dwight Street and drove himself to Grand Street and Jersey Avenue.
The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the upper torso and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case. No arrests have been made so far. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the website of the Prosecutor at: All information will be kept confidential.