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North Bergen Police 'Aggressive' in Hit-and-Run Investigation

Charges could include vehicular homicide if a suspect is apprehended.

North Bergen police are continuing an "aggressive" investigation of a hit-and-run that ultimately led to the death of a 42-year-old man Sunday.

Omar Monroig was crossing Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen at 11:45 p.m. on March 24 when he was struck by a driver and thrown more than 100 feet, according to NJ.com. Monroig was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he died Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.

Lt. Robert Farley of the North Bergen Police Department is handling the investigation and said Tuesday that while he cannot discuss the case in detail, the death of Monroig has not affected the hard work of the officers conducting the investigation.

"It hasn't changed as far as we're being extremely aggressive as far as trying to apprehend the suspect," he said.

Farley said he could not comment on how many leads have been pursued.

Depending on the investigation, Farley said charges could now include vehicular homicide. He said the police department is trying to obtain information from as many witnesses as possible.

"We're trying to put out as much publicity as we can," he said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Farley at the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2135 or 201-392-2100 or email Farley at rfarley@northbergenpd.com.

barbara April 03, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I have many comments to leave !! His wife lost the only thing she knows and his son is without a father !! His mom & dad lost an Amazing son & me including all his other friends and family ,all his est guy friends whom he grew up with !! They were like brothers !! Losing someone especially like this is the worse !!you have no idea how we are all suffering !! How could u say charges could "COULD " there should be no and ,ifs or what's about it that person is 100% at fault for Omars death!! That person will be charged with out a Doubt for his death!! =,[ I think you should check and other cameras before the scene past the scene surrounding businesses !! I'm in the process of making flyers to put around all over !! I will not give up until justice is served !! Not only for his family but for "O" godbless you amazing Friend R.I.P We Love you never forgotten !! The memories of you will live on
ivan m April 04, 2012 at 01:22 AM
please any info would be generously appreciated $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the streets talk lets get this out there R.I.P omar im not going to give up
Sandra L. April 04, 2012 at 04:25 PM
We won't stop until we get the person ... Our friend was taken way too soon ... RIP friend ... <3
john manochio April 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM
i want to know what kind of car det mena drives
barbara April 23, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I can't believe today marks one solid month since our friend Omar was struck by this killer :'( and still nothing !! Everything is quiet ! Anyone with information or a lead to the heartless animal who took our friend please come foward!! There is a 10,000 reward! Please find it in your heart to lead us to the killer if you know who did this or if you have any info....just think if this was your son ,husband,father or friend....we are looking for justice ! For someone to pay for their actions!!....this is so unfair !! :'( god please ! We know he is out there....how could someone live with themselves everyday knowing they took a life ! Keeping the faith O i won't give up miss U buddy :'( <3

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