“Tiffany Jantelle got out of her car to rescue a dog. Then she was killed. ”Two sentences on a Facebook page, along with the title “Who Killed Tiffany Jantelle?” are the sum and substance of the 23-year-old, who lived her entire life in Piscataway. Tiffany loved horses and was an accomplished rider. She was popular and bubbly – a caring friend and sister, daughter and girlfriend. So when her boyfriend accidentally struck a dog about 1 a.m. on Weston Canal Road and Randolph Road in Franklin, Tiffany stepped out of the car to comfort the injured animal. Her boyfriend, Daniel P. Owsik of Raritan, got out of the car to try and direct traffic as Tiffany held the German Shepherd-mix in the middle of the road. That’s when a black pickup truck sped onto the scene, striking Tiffany and the dog, according to witnesses and police. “She tried to get out of the way,” Oswik later told a television news reporter. “Of course she can’t leave the dog. She grabs the dog and no use, the guy didn’t break, didn’t swerve. He just hit.”
DeFarra Gaymon was an accomplished business and family man who came to New Jersey in the summer of 2010 to attend his 30th high school reunion.
But somewhere on his way to a gathering of old high school friends before heading off to the reunion itself, Gaymon, 48, was shot and killed by an undercover police officer near a pond in Newark’s Branch Brook Park.
Investigators: Maplewood man killed father, grandmother, then held a house party
By Tucker Cummings
For Morbid New Jersey
In a lurid tale straight out of a pulp novel, police investigators say a New Jersey man threw a house party after hiding the bodies of two murder victims on the property.
By Tucker Cummings
Tragedy struck a family in Lakewood after a toddler fell into a septic tank and drowned.
Marina Matias contacted authorities around 5 pm on March 12 to report that her 2-year old child, identified to the press only as J.C., had gone missing. Just hours after placing the call, the child was found dead in the tank.
When Vandross was 8, his father died of diabetes.
Luther attended college for about a year, but dropped out to focus on his music. He founded the first-ever Patti LaBelle fan club, worked for Roberta Flack in 1972 and sang on Delores Hall’s Hall-Mark album in 1973.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office: On Monday, March 5, 2012, at about 5 p.m., the Lyndhurst Police Department was asked to respond to 103 Page Avenue, Apartment 3 to check on the welfare of the resident. The request was made by a neighbor who became concerned after the resident of Apartment 3 had not been seen that day and was not answering knocks on her door. Police found the door locked but were let in by the landlord. Once inside, police discovered the lifeless and bloody body of Lydja Mitchell, 59, who appeared to have suffered several stab wounds.
The house where Dudley Moore spent his last days is located on a quiet street in Plainfield.
Whitney Houston was found dead Feb. 11, 2012 in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel a night before the Grammy Awards. An autopsy was performed but a cause of death has not been released to the public.
Houston grew up in East Orange, singing in the church choir at New Hope Baptist Church, Newark. After a Baptist funeral televised worldwide on Saturday, Feb. 18, Houston was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.
When Morbid New Jersey tried to drive through the front gate on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, we were turned away by two polite police officers whose patrol cars were parked out front. The officers were OK with picture taking outside the gates, however.
Here’s what we shot:
Here’s video of the funeral procession:
BONUS: Video shows hearse carrying Houston’s body arriving at a Newark funeral home late on Feb. 13, 2012:
So much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
— William Carlos Williams,
“The Red Wheelbarrow”
Throughout his life, William Carlos Williams divided his time two ways — the first was his day job, working as a family doctor. The second, which some historians have claimed he worked harder at, was at being a poet; the creator of modernism and imagism.