On Saturday, October 21, 2023, at approximately 11:03 P.M., authorities responded to the area of Handy Street and Throop Avenue regarding a stabbing at Feaster Park. Upon their arrival New Brunswick Police Department discovered Gabriela De La Cruz Camero, 22, of New Brunswick, with multiple stab wounds. Camero was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. Another victim, Jesus Antonio-Salazar, 25, of New Brunswick, who was known to Camero, was found near the park, at the intersection of Throop Avenue and Handy Street with multiple stab wounds. Antonio-Salazar was pronounced deceased at the scene.
While investigating the stabbing of Camero and Antonio-Salazar, New Brunswick Police Department received a 911 call at 2:13 A.M. indicating that a man was found unconscious at 7 Pine Street. Upon their arrival, officers located Eduardo Mateo Lorenzo, 26, of New Brunswick, deceased by an apparent suicide. The initial investigation led by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Jose Rosario of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, determined that Mateo Lorenzo was the alleged perpetrator of the acts causing the deaths of Camero and Antonio- Salazar. Moreover, the three knew each other and there is no threat to the community.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745- 5217 or Detective Rosario the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732- 745-3289.
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