Fugitive Wanted for Bayonne Murder Captured in Florida

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BAYONNE, NJ – Elvis Santana, 32 was wanted for a murder he allegedly committed in March of 2021 when he stabbed 29-year-old Mathew Mortimer in Bayonne.

Last week, Santana, was arrested on an unrelated theft charge in Miami, Florida.

“During the course of the investigation, the Miami-Dade Police Department determined Santana was wanted for a murder that occurred in Bayonne in 2021. Santana is currently being held at the Miami-Dade County Turner-Knight Guilford Correctional Facility while awaiting extradition to New Jersey,” police said.

According to a police report, “On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, just before 3:30 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to 1095 Avenue C between 53rd and 54th Streets in Bayonne on reports of a stabbing. Responding officers found a male victim in the building vestibule with multiple stab wounds. The victim – later identified as Mathew Mortimer, age 29, of Bayonne – was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 4:15 p.m.”