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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—An accountant from the Somerset section of Franklin Township was fatally stabbed near his New Brunswick office on January 16, according to police and prosecutors.
The victim, 62-year-old Thomas Segun, was found by New Brunswick police “in a common stairwell” of the building at 243 Hamilton Street, according to a press release issued by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MPCO).
The alleged killer, 34-year-old Noel Rosado, lives in an apartment within the same structure, located at the intersection of Louis and Hamilton Streets. Rosado was arrested and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and tampering with evidence.
“The investigation determined Rosado had stabbed Segun in the
shared hallway of their multi-use building,” reads the MCPO statement issued at 1:35pm on the day after the murder.
Segun was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering stab wounds to his upper body, according to the statement. Authorities say an autopsy will be conducted to determine “the official cause of death.”
In recent years, Segun had rented the office space for his accounting company: Dynamic Services. Other commercial tenants in the building include a cleaning company and a Tae Kwon Do studio that has called the building home for decades.
It’s not clear what time the killing occurred but New Brunswick Today’s Carlos Ramirez photographed the crime scene at about 8pm.
Rosado has been detained at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick awaiting a hearing in Superior Court to decide whether or not to release Rosado prior to a trial on the criminal charges.
Segun’s killing is the first in the city since December 1, when 20-year-old Dawson Bey was gunned down at the corner of Suydam Street and Throop Avenue. Bey passed away from his injuries, while a 27-year-old female survived being shot in that same incident.
Of the four fatalities that authorities officially deemed to be homicides in 2020, only one, where a man is accused of fatally stabbing his own brother, has led to publicized criminal charges.
Police have not announced any arrests or charges related to three other murders, all of which were committed with guns, including Bey’s death and the violent mass shooting where two young men were killed on Delafield Street, and seven others were injured.
In this latest murder case, authorities credited the lead investigators, NBPD Detective Raymond Quick and MCPO Detective Sean Sullivan, and noted that the investigation is still “active and continuing.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Quick at (732) 745-5217 or Detective Sullivan at (732) 745-4060.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick.