Prosecutor Plans To Meet With Community Group About Joan Davis Investigation
Meeting planned for March as residents express concerns about investigation into murdered resident
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli plans to meet with local leaders in March to discuss the unsolved murder of township activist Joan Davis.
The prosecutor will discuss the investigation with members of the Teaneck Community Relations Advisory Board. Molinelli said in an e-mail that he did not have specifics of the meeting but it would not be open to the public.
State Sen. Loretta Weinberg said she shared concerns from residents with Molinelli and he offered to meet with community members. Some residents have said they are fearful and wanted more information on the progress of the nearly six-month old investigation.
“It’s a strange case and we just want to know what, if anything, they’ve found,” Weinberg said of the investigation. “There are a lot of unanswered questions.”
The community relations advisory board was identified as the best forum to discuss the case, Weinberg said.
Davis was found brutally murdered in August after emergency crews responded to a fire at her Alpine Drive home. Officials have said the elderly resident died from stab wounds and blunt force trauma but have released few other details about the killing or any possible motive. The case has stumped investigators and left residents wondering if the killer will ever be caught.
The prosecutor’s office has announced plans to offer a $10,000 reward for information on the murder. Teaneck Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward.
Anyone with information about the case can call Teaneck Police at 201-837-2600 or the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-226-5500.