Police Make Arrest in Murder of 19-Year-Old Mother Aaliyah Eubanks

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BRIDGETON, NJ – The Bridgeton Police Department has made an arrest in the murder of 19-year-old Aaliyah Eubanks who was murdered on March 16th, 2021. After more than a year of work by detectives, police reported today they had made an arrest last Tuesday.

On March 16th, 2021, the Bridgeton Police Department responded to 90 South Burlington Road for a report of shots fired.

When police arrived, they encountered a thirteen-year-old juvenile who advised her nephew’s mother was shot. Officers located Aaliyah Eubanks, 19-years-old, shot multiple times in the upstairs of her apartment.

“As a result of the ongoing investigation, the Bridgeton Police Department, with the assistance of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, charged Donavan E. Watts, thirty-five years old of E. Vine St. in Millville, with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Murder of Aaliayh Eubanks. Watts is currently incarcerated in the Atlantic County Jail,” the department said.

Police said they are confident that Watts did not act alone in this homicide.

The department said additional accomplices have been identified as a result of this investigation.

Authorities are encouraging those in the community with information about the death of Eubanks, the mother of a one-year-old child at the time of her death, to come forward,” the department said.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Stockbridge of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-453-0486.