Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti announced today that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal stabbing.
At approximately 6 a.m. today a female was stabbed outside a home on Hartley Street in Montclair. She has been identified as Akirah Townes, 20, of Orange.
She was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson where she was pronounced dead at 6:42 a.m.
At this time no arrests have been made. The investigation is active an ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.