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Prosecutor: Body of Man Found is Murder Victim

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (Somerset County), NJ – Police have determined that the body of a man found in a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night is the victim of murder.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson identified the victim as Darren Fordham, 26, of Somerset.

Fordham suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Robertson, who gave the following account:

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A 911 emergency call was received by police at 8:23 p.m.July 1 and responded to the wooded area where they found the body.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Unit, Franklin Township police and Medical Investigator’s from the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the initial investigation.

To maintain the integrity of the investigation detectives will not be releasing the location of the gunshot wounds on the victim. Based on preliminary facts, the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.  Detectives are attempting to determine motive, according to Robertson.

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with information pertaining to this homicide. Specifically, detectives are focusing on the time frame of 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, within the area of Phillips Road, adjacent to the property line of the Pine Grove School.

Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or vehicles in that area should contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-231-7100 or Franklin Township police 732-873-5533. All calls will be kept confidential.

Anonymous reports can also be made via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide information including videos and photos, anonymously. The STOPit app can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

 

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