20-Year-Old Shooting Victim Dies Of Injuries; $5,000 Reward Still Offered

Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez. Photo: Ava Danielsen.

A 20-year-old township woman who was found shot in her car on Oct. 22 died two days later from her injuries, authorities said.

Police found Monserrat Noyola-Narvaez unconscious behind the wheel of her car on Phillips Road, near Matilda Avenue, shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Once officers realized she had been shot, she was removed from teh car and life-saving measures were undertaken by township police and medical personnel, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noyola-Narvaez was transported to a local trauma center, where she was initially listed in critical condition, according to the release.

Noyola-Narvaez died at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 24, the release said. Her organs were harvested and donated to the NJ SHaring Network by her family, according to the release.

An Oct. 28 autopsy conducted by the state Rehional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the gunshot wound was the cause of her death, and her death was ruled a homicide, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations and Forensics Unit, and the Franklin Township Police Department, according to the release.

Somerset County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000.00 in reward money for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this shooting, according to the release.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

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