Mayor Says Homicide is Isolated Incident, Prosecutor's Office to Hold Press Conference at 1 P.M.
Mayor says home showed no signs of forced entry and that the victim, Vera Pecoraro, was "a wonderful lady."
In the wake of Saturday night's homicide of Vera Pecoraro, an elderly woman of 15 Rolling Hill Way in Clark, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso wants to assure residents that this case is an isolated incident.
"The home showed no signs of forced entry," Bonaccorso told Patch. "I want the citizens to rest assured that we do not have a murderer running loose throughout the community. I have been in contact with Prosecutor Romankow and he assured me that there is no reason to believe this was someone randomly doing this."
Prosecutor Romankow will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today to discuss the homicide. We will bring you the latest from that conference as it happens.
"Vera was a wonderful lady and I hope that the authorities can bring her killer to justice in a very swift time," said Bonaccorso. "I knew her for 40 years and her husband who passed. This seems completely crazy that one, something could happen to such a nice lady and in our town, number two. Your guess as to the reason is as good as mine, but I have full faith in the Clark Police Department and the Union County Homicide Task Force to ensure our safety and bring her killer to justice."
Bonaccorso also urges anyone who knows anything or has seen anything suspicious to immediately contact the Clark Police Department or the Union County Prosecutor's Office.