Investigation underway in Trenton following deadly stabbing

Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are currently conducting an investigation into a fatal stabbing incident that occurred in the city of Trenton on Thursday evening, as reported by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. The incident took place on October 19, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Cross Street and Kersey Alley.

Upon receiving a call regarding an unresponsive male, officers from the Trenton Police Department promptly responded to the scene. They discovered a male victim lying on the sidewalk, suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim, identified as Corey Jones, a 40-year-old resident of Trenton, was immediately transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Tragically, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at the medical facility.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and no arrests have been made thus far. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. Detective Michael Cipriano of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force can be contacted at (609) 575-2235, while OIC William Jett Jr. can be reached at (609) 331-5010. Individuals can also provide information via email by sending it to [email protected].

In a separate development, a list of names has been released, consisting of the victims of homicides that occurred in Trenton in 2023. The list includes the names of 23 individuals who lost their lives in incidents of violence. The victims range in age and were subjected to various forms of violence, including shootings and stabbings. The most recent addition to the list is Corey Jones, the victim of the fatal stabbing incident mentioned earlier.

Authorities have emphasized that the investigation into the incidents listed is still ongoing. If any of the cases are determined to be homicides, the list will be updated accordingly. The release of this list serves as a reminder of the tragic toll that violence has taken on the community of Trenton in the year 2023.

As the investigation continues and authorities work tirelessly to bring justice to the victims and their families, the community is urged to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents and will spare no effort in bringing those responsible for these acts of violence to justice.

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