Release* Date: August 22, 2011
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: August 22, 2011
Crime Stoppers offers reward in homicide
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A.
Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, today announced that
Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering a cash reward to anyone who
anonymously provides information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting
of a city hospital worker in
The offer is being made during the active investigation
into the death August 6, 2011, of Jesse Simons, 61, of
Those with information on the case are asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. at 1-800-939-9600. The website is: middlesextips.com. Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.
In addition, a synopsis of the case may be viewed at middlesextips.com/crimeoftheweek.aspx at the Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. website.
Those who call anonymously will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards that are approved by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.
Simons, an employee at
The victim was taken to the city hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:28 a.m.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Mr. Simons was the victim of a shooting and that the manner of death was a homicide.
Mark Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator
The three individuals have been described as persons of interest and are being sought by police.
In addition to Crime Stoppers, anyone with information may call Detective Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200, or Investigator Daniewicz at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4018.
The investigation into the shooting is continuing, but no arrests have been made.