Reward Of Up To $20,000 Offered For Info on Maplewood Murder Cold Case

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Wednesday that Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old grandmother from Maplewood, who was fatally shot 4 years ago.

Burton was shot in Newark on March 13, 2017 in the area of 43 Third Street. The incident occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. Burton was taken to University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:31 p.m.

On March 14, 2017 the victim’s vehicle, a Chevy Cruze, Silver, was recovered at 59 North 7th Street, Newark. At that time, a reward of $10,000 was offered.

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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