Prosecutor: Double Homicide Under Investigation

The fatal shooting of two people in Neptune on Wednesday night is under investigation, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Thursday.

A female victim has been identified as 18-year-old Samore Edwards of Plainfield, NJ. A male victim has not yet been positively identified.

The incident …

Shortly before 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, Neptune police responded to the 1300 block of Washington Avenue on a report of a shooting, according to the preliminary investigation. There, the officers found the two victims in a parked vehicle. The girl, Edwards, was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, while the male victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Anyone with any information about this matter is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Guy toll-free at 1-800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Department Detective Darell Harris at 732-988-8000, Ext. 408.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about this or any crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android –; or by going to their website at

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office