FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 20-year-old township resident found in her car suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of Phillips Road and Matilda Avenue on Oct. 22 has died, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez was pronounced dead on Thursday, Oct. 24 in an area hospital, Robertson said. Noyola-Narvaez’ organs were donated to the NJ Sharing Network by her family following her death. An autopsy was conducted by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office Monday and the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wound and deemed a homicide.
Somerset County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 in reward money for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this shooting.
Robertson provided the following account:
Township Police received a 911 call at 7:20 p.m. Oct. 22 reporting that shots had been fired and that a car was stopped on Phillips Road. Police found Noyola-Navarez unconcious behind the wheel and saw that she had been shot. They initiated lifesaving measures along with first responders before she was transported ot the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics Unit, and the Franklin Township Police Department are continuing their investigation.
Robertson requests anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app.
The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit 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). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.