Acting Essex Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has joined the investigation of an assault on a resident of a Newark boarding home. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is now handling the investigation.
A 64-year-old woman, whose name is not being released at this time, was allegedly assaulted when she stepped outside the Hills Boarding Home to smoke a cigarette. She was found unconscious in front of the Hawthorne Avenue boarding home on Monday night, suffering from an apparent head wound. She is currently in critical condition at University Hospital.
“Given the serious nature of the alleged assault and the victim’s grave condition, we have become actively involved in investigating this case along with the Newark Police department,’’ said Acting Prosecutor Murray.
At this point, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified. The investigation is active and ongoing.