$10,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest in murder of Newark grandmother

The Essex County Sheriff is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Newark grandmother. Police are looking for two young men.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2021, 12:12 PM

Updated 1,103 days ago

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The Essex County Sheriff is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Newark grandmother. Police are looking for two young men.
According to police, Debra Derrick, 63, was fatally shot on her front porch back on March 11 around 8 p.m. in the 200 block of Leigh Avenue.
Police say Derrick was with her family to release balloons celebrating her birthday and the birthday of her late twin sister when the shooting occurred. Derrick was shot and ultimately died from her injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.


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