County prosecutor drops Elizabeth homicide investigations

Going forward, the Union County Prosecutor's Office will no longer investigate homicides and suspicious deaths in Elizabeth.The county prosecutor says the city has refused to

EDISON - Going forward, the Union County Prosecutor's Office will no longer investigate homicides and suspicious deaths in Elizabeth.

The county prosecutor says the city has refused to send detectives to work with the county's homicide task force.

Elizabeth now becomes one of the only cities in the state where homicides are not investigated by the prosecutor's office.

The city has the highest murder rate in the county.

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