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Suspect in New Jersey Murder Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive List



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    (Published Thursday, March 7, 2019)

    A New Jersey man wanted for killing a woman in her home has been added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.

    Lamont Stephenson is wanted for the 2014 strangulation killing of Olga DeJesus and her dog in Newark, the FBI announced, saying that Newark police officers found DeJesus and her dog unresponsive in bed at a residence.

    Stephenson, 43 and a Newark resident, hasn't been seen in New Jersey since the killing but is known to have contacts in Virginia and the Carolinas.

    Stephenson is considered armed and dangerous. He is described by the FBI as being between 5’6” to 5’7” and 220 pounds.

    Greg Ehrie, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark FBI office, says the bureau is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading directly to Stephenson's arrest.

    Stephenson replaces Antwan Mims on the most-wanted list. Mims was arrested in July and charged with two murders in Michigan.

    “Over the past four years our office has worked tirelessly to find and apprehend Lamont Stephenson, following numerous leads both in New Jersey and beyond. Sadly, those efforts have not resulted in an arrest,” Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II said.

    “Placing this defendant on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, we believe, will significantly increase the likelihood of finding him. Our goal, from the beginning, has been to apprehend him and bring him to court in Essex County where he can face the bar of justice for the murder of Olga DeJesus,” Stephens added.