Police: Person of interest in Roselle double homicide of mom, 9-year-old child arrested in Maryland

Everoy Morrison, a person of interest in a double homicide in Roselle, is facing charges related to a stolen car.

Lanette Espy and Tony Caputo

Apr 21, 2023, 10:53 AM

Updated 458 days ago


Friends and neighbors are struggling over the loss of a mother and her 9-year-old daughter killed in their Roselle home.
Maryland State Police confirm they arrested Everoy Morrison, a person of interest in connection to a double homicide in Roselle. Morrison is currently only facing charges related to a stolen car.
The Union County Prosecutor's Office identified the victims as 45-year-old Keisha Morrison and her daughter, Kelsey. They were killed just days before the child's 10th birthday.
Atasha Scott, the sister of the homeowner, claims the girl's uncle, Everoy Morrison, had been ordered to leave the home. Everoy Morrison is the homeowner's brother and apparently lived in the basement.
Scott says Everoy Morrison killed his niece and sister-in-law with an ax. She says the homeowner found both victims dead when he got back from work on Wednesday.
News 12 New Jersey’s Lauren Due spoke with Scott on Thursday. Scott said her family members saw the weapon.
“They did not deserve what happened to them. This guy needs to be in jail for the rest of his life,” Scott said.
“We demand justice for my family. He’s my stepbrother, but he is not family. Our family does not do things like this,” she said.
Samantha Clesca, a friend of Kelsey, says a school counselor informed her and other students on Thursday about what happened, and says the school is helping them in dealing with this tragedy.
“She was a nice little girl. Anytime she wants me to be here for her I always would come. She always asked me, ‘Samantha do you want to play tag or any game?’ I’m always going to say yes,” Clesca said. "I really miss her."
“The counselor said that we can talk about stuff that made Kelsey happy," she said.
Authorities say Everoy Morrison was taken into custody after the stolen car he was driving was spotted in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday afternoon. He’s being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center while awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.
It was unclear when Everoy Morrison would return to New Jersey.

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