Suspect arrested in Florida for 2021 Bayonne murder

Mathew Mortimer died of multiple stab wounds

The suspect wanted in connection with the March 2, 2021 fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Mathew Mortimer in Bayonne has been arrested in Florida.

Elvis Santana, a 32-year-old from Bayonne, was arrested on an unrelated theft charge in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

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During the course of the investigation, the Miami-Dade Police Department determined Santana was wanted for a murder that occurred in Bayonne in 2021.

Santana is currently being held at the Miami-Dade County Turner-Knight Guilford Correctional Facility while awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

Santana is charged with first-degree Murder in violation, third-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, and fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Fatal stabbing in 2021

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, just before 3:30 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to 1095 Avenue C between 53rd and 54th Streets in Bayonne on reports of a stabbing.

Responding officers found a male victim in the building vestibule with multiple stab wounds.

The victim, later identified as Mortimer, was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:15 p.m.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Miami-Dade Police Department with the arrest and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit with the investigation.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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