Release* Date: March 21, 2012
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: March 21, 2012
Suspect arrested, charged with 2010
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan
announced that a
Byrd, (DOB 7/16/76) of
a lengthy investigation, Detective Jeff Tierney of the Edison Police Department
and Sgt. Paul Miller of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, were able to
identify the victim’s remains, which were discovered on September 23, 2010 in a
wooded area, near the
Detective Tierney and Sgt. Miller eventually were able to identify the suspect, who was an acquaintance of the victim.
Prosecutor Kaplan offered thanks to members of the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team, which arrested Byrd.
Court Judge Bradley Ferencz, sitting in
is being held in
The investigation began when a man, whose identity is being withheld, contacted authorities after discovering the victim’s remains.
Investigators subsequently determined that Mr. Croswell, who worked as a male model, was killed on August 13, 2010.
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office showed that the victim suffered an undetermined violent death, and that the manner of death was a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tierney of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7578, or Sgt. Miller of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4466.
Photos of victim, Jubar Croswell