Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500

12/20/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #122019.1
Subject :

Williamstown Death Investigation
Contact :Tom Gilbert    609-947-5869
$0PRESS RELEASE                                                              $0 $0December 20th, 2019$0 $0For Immediate Release$0 $0Contact:  Chief Thomas Gilbert$0 $0Phone:  856-384-5530 (O) 609-947-5869 (C)$0 $0Re.:  Williamstown Death Investigation $0 $0 $0 $0The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is actively conducting an investigation in the Williamstown section of Monroe Township.  $0 $0 $0 $0On Thursday December 19th, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Monroe Township Police Department was dispatched to 1920 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ for the report of an abandoned vehicle which was potentially on fire.  The description of the vehicle was consistent with a vehicle being sought in connection with an ongoing Missing/Endangered Person investigation regarding the wellbeing of Sicklerville resident Sahlena Blackwell-Jacobs (DOB: 11/03/1997).  The Monroe Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office arrived at the scene.  Upon arrival, responding officers discovered Blackwell-Jacobs deceased in the vehicle.  $0 $0 $0 $0An investigation is ongoing by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units, in close coordination with the Monroe Township Police Department and other law enforcement partners. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the death of Blackwell-Jacobs are deemed suspicious in nature. $0 $0 $0 $0The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any potential witnesses with information regarding the death, activities or travels of Sahlena Blackwell-Jacobs to contact Det. Brian Lloyd of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-221-4849 or Det. Kevin Bielski of the Monroe Township Police Department at 856-728-9800 Ext 516.$0 $0 $0 $0Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us. $0

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