JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A Jersey City woman died after a fire tore through her home early Thursday morning — and her son, who faces murder charges in connection with her death, is still at large, prosecutors say.
Police and firefighters responding to a blaze at a home on Virginia Avenue, near Ocean Avenue, in Jersey City shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday found Jacqueline Nelson, 60, in critical condition on the first floor, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Nelson was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, the prosecutor’s office said. The Medical Examiner will determine how she died.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control by around 1:20 a.m., according to the prosecutor’s office.
Nelson’s son, 29-year-old Terrance Nelson, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death, but has not been arrested, the prosecutor’s office said.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the office’s website.