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New Jersey man wanted for estranged wife’s murder

Posted at 4:13 AM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 04:13:13-05

COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – New Jersey State Police are searching for a Cumberland County man that they have charged with murder and weapons offenses in his estranged wife’s death.

Jeremiah Monell, 32, is sought by police in the killing of his estranged wife Tara O'Shea, 36. (Photo: NJ State Police)

Jeremiah Monell, 32, is sought by police in the killing of his estranged wife Tara O’Shea, 36. (Photo: NJ State Police)

State police are looking to find 32-year-old Jeremiah Monell after the body of his wife, 36-year-old Tara O’Shea, was discovered by troopers Monday morning at her home in Commercial Township.

Little details have been released on the case, which state police are calling a suspicious death.

Family and friends of O’Shea’s tell WPVI-TV that Monell slit her throat in front of their 12-year-old son.

Monell is described as a male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall that weighs approximately 140 pounds. He was last seen driving a blue 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck with New Jersey license plate X91GJV.

Jeremiah Monell has been charged with murder and related weapons possession, with bail set at $1 million.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Port Norris Station at 856-785-0036. Anonymous tips are welcome.