On October 26, 1982, at approximately 5:30 p.m., 15 year old
Sharon Thor was preparing to leave her Franklin Township home for
her weekly ballet dance lesson three miles away in Bound Brook when
the home telephone rang. Sharon appeared to be pleased to hear from
the caller. As soon as she hung up the phone she told her mother
that she would be right back as she rushed to outside to the street.
She climbed into the passenger side of a vehicle that had pulled up
in front of her house, according to a child who had been playing in
the front yard.
Three days later, at team of searchers found Sharon’s body discarded
in a wooded are about a quarter-mile from her home.
On February 26, 1996 twenty-five year old
Manville resident, Gary Butler was found dead in a retention pond on
North Main St in Manville near the border of Bridgewater and the
Raritan River. The cause of death as reported by the Regional
Medical Examiners Office was multiple blunt force trauma. The
investigation revealed that the victim had been at Perhach’s Bar
on Main St. in Manville earlier in the evening on February 25th
shooting pool with several of the bar’s regular patrons. After
leaving the bar sometime after midnight he walked a friend home and
then returned to the Chester House where he rented a room on the
second floor. Sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. the victim
managed to travel to the town of Bound Brook. The investigation
reveals that Butler was apparently returning to Manville from Bound
Brook when he was assaulted.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on November 4, 1997 the body
of an unidentified white female was discovered lying on a dirt
cul-de-sac off of Gilbride Rd. in the Township of Bridgewater, New
Jersey. The victim was subsequently identified as twenty-three
year-old Tamara Tignor a known drug user and prostitute who had
recently been living in Newark, New Jersey. Tammy, as many people
knew her, was also known to frequent the areas of Somerville, South
Bound Brook, Plainfield, and Union Beach.
Due to the remoteness of where Tammy was
found it is possible that the person(s) responsible for her death
may have close ties to the area due to their familiarity with this
location. There is also a strong possibility that Tamara was
murdered at some other location and subsequently transported to the
Gilbride Rd. area and disposed of from a vehicle.
On June 29, 2000 (Thursday) at approximately 9:20 P.M., 32
year-old Joseph Sass, a dedicated, well liked employee at the King
George Exxon Gas Station, was working the late shift as he has done so
many times in the past ten years.
The gas station is located within feet of the entrance ramp
to the well-traveled inter-state highway #78 and King George Road, in
the upscale community of Bernards Township, Somerset County, New
On the night of the robbery/homicide several witnesses reported that
a black male subject approached the gas station on foot from the
south side entrance (nearest to Route #78) and entered the vending
machine area of the station.
This suspect was further described as approximately 5’9” to 6’1”
tall, thin build, dark complexion and between 20 to 30 years old.
Witnesses reported that the suspect male engaged in a brief
conversation with the attendant about the vending machines taking
The witnesses then reported that the suspect asked Sass for
change at which time the attendant removed a large quantity of bills
from his pocket. The
suspect then produced a handgun and demanded that Sass give him all
the money. After the
attendant complied the suspect shot the victim in the head at point
blank range. As Joseph Sass lie dying in a pool of blood the suspect
walked briskly out of the station in the same direction as he
entered moments earlier. Witnesses then observed a late model, dark
colored commercial type van fleeing the area and proceeded west
bound onto Route #78.
you have any information regarding the above unsolved crimes,