Bayonne man wanted in connection with death of Crystal Ojeda

He may be in the Monmouth or Ocean County area

Erick Acosta
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Erick Acosta

Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a Bayonne man wanted in connection with the death of a woman, 40 in the city, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

Erick Acosta, 32, of Bayonne, has been charged in relation to the death of Crystal Ojeda who was found dead in her apartment on Lord Avenue in Bayonne on Oct. 9.

He is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and 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 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.

Alleged murder on Lord Avenue

On Oct. 9 shortly before 1 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to 30 Lord Avenue to do a welfare check of a resident.

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 determined the cause of death
to be blunt force trauma to the head and body, and the manner of death to be homicide.

The above charges are merely accusations. The defendants is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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