UPDATE: Death of mother and infant under investigation in Jersey City


More information on the deaths of a woman and infant girl currently under investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Jersey City Police Department was released today by the HCPO.

According to the HCPO, on Saturday, Jan. 25,  shortly before 6 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to 33 Suburbia Court in Jersey City on a report of a woman in need of medical attention.

Upon arrival, Jersey City Police Officers found a 41-year-old woman, identified today as Sandra Provost of Jersey City,  needing assistance as well as an unresponsive female infant.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the age of the deceased infant are unknown at this time. However, the preliminary investigation indicates that Provost gave birth to the deceased female infant found in the home.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:05 a.m.

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

Provost was transported by EMS to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment where she was pronounced dead at approximately 4:50 p.m.

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

The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

According to Mayor Steven Fulop, the home where the mother and child were found was cited for health code violations in 2019.

“People ask all the time the hardest part about my job. It’s issues like this,” tweeted Fulop.  “We were here at this same house last year w/violations. The ‘system’ of local, county, state worked + yet here we are. It’s hard not to dwell on issues like this and reflect where we could all do better. It feels like we got it right technically and at the same time clearly got it SO wrong. It can consume us as it is really so sad any loss of life.”

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

All information will be kept confidential.