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Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce arrest of Edilson D. Trejo, 21, of Parsippany.Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

On Saturday, June 20, law enforcement received information at approximately 5:50 a.m. regarding a homicide at a residence on Parsippany Road, Parsippany. Investigation confirmed that a deceased 35-year-old male’s body was located inside the residence.

The deceased male appeared to have multiple stab wounds to the neck and/or torso.

The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The identity of the deceased individual will not be released at this time.

Further investigation revealed that Edilson D. Trejo, a resident of the apartment, had been engaged in a verbal altercation at the residence with the victim.

During this altercation, it is alleged that Trejo used a knife to stab the victim multiple times in the neck and/or torso. After the incident, it is alleged that Trejo took a shower, changed his clothes, and fled the apartment.

Morris Prosecutor: Parsippany Man Arrested in Connection with Death InvestigationHe was apprehended by Parsippany-Troy Hills Police shortly after the initial report to law enforcement.

It is further alleged that there were two (2) children under the age of 10 in the residence at the time of the incident.

Trejo has been charged by with Manslaughter, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Hindering Apprehension, and Endangering the Welfare of Children. He was lodged in the Morris County Jail pending a first appearance in court.

The investigation is being conducted by the Parsippany Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or Parsippany Police Department at 973-263-4300.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.