Friends and Family Mourn Loss of Recent Rutgers Graduate

FRANKLIN, NJ—More than 500 people attended a funeral service on May 14 for Christine Huh, a 2014 Rutgers University graduate and the daughter of a pastor at a popular Korean Church.

The funeral was conducted in Korean at the Praise Presbyterian Church on Cedar Grove Lane, where her father Bong Kee Huh leads a sizable congregation.

Mourners who spoke to NJ.com's Dave Hutchinson said that they remembered Huh as a "really happy person" who was "young and talented." 

According to her LinkedIn, Christine Huh graduated from Rutgers University just a year ago, with a degree in Communication and Media Studies.  She had previously attended Montgomery High School.

Huh worked as a  Client Relations Manager at the "InStore Audio Network," at the company's Princeton offices.  She had been in the position since October 2014.

Previously, Huh had been a billing assistant with Brunswick Urgent Care and an Administrative Assistant with American Renewable Energy, Inc., according to the LinkedIn page.

Huh was killed in the early morning hours of May 10, in a ninth-floor apartment in Skyline Tower, a luxury apartment complex in downtown New Brunswick.

Police have taken into custody a 16-year-old suspect from Bridgewater, who is currently at the county's Juvenile Detention Center.

Authorities did not respond to follow-up questions about the case, but they told NJ.com that the victim and suspect knew one another.

Friends and others expressed their grief online in the days following the tragic news.

"I am sad to lose my co worker and friend," posted a co-worker of Huh's on MyCentralJersey.com.  "I hope this troubled boy is punished for his awful crime."

"This is sad. She was such a nice girl. Glad I had a chance to meet her," wrote one New Brunswick Today reader on Facebook.

The teen has been charged with juvenile dilenquency, a crime that in this case could carry a maximum sentence of 10 or 20 years.  He also is facing a weapons charge.

 

Charlie is a community organizer, a Rutgers journalism graduate, and a 2018 independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick.

He can be reached at (732) 993-9697 or [email protected]