Woman killed in Saturday shooting identified as 57-year-old Paterson resident | Paterson Times

Woman killed in Saturday shooting identified as 57-year-old Paterson resident


The woman killed in an early Saturday morning shooting in the corner of Auburn Street and Hamilton Avenue has been identified as 57-year-old city resident Marilyn Thompson, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Thompson was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head at around 4 a.m. when police officers responded to the crime-ridden street corner on reports of shots fired.

Police said the victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The victim died from her injuries, authorities said.

Thompson was known for frequenting the area around Broadway. She was arrested on prostitution charges in the corner of Straight Street and Broadway by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office on June 26, 2014, according to a report in the Paterson Times.

Authorities continue to investigate the homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact assaic County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or via email at: TIPS@passaiccountynj.org.

  • Tranace

    I would love to know why her past was brought up. She was murdered!!! There is a family grieving the lost of a loved one and you are plastering unnecessary information about her past. Why not just focus on finding the monster who took her life, instead?

    • Erika Bridgers

      I was thinking the same thing..and a mugshot for a pic..freaking pathetic

    • Destiny4everreal

      Exactly…..We lost someone caring and dear to our hearts. Allow her to RIP….and others to pray for the family…..

    • Timothy Godwin

      They disregard that she was a US POSTAL worker, mail carrier

    • Ms. CT

      The truth what in the hell does her arrest in 2014 have to do with her being murdered in 2016

  • Nancy

    I don't know her but it's really messed up that her past has to be mentioned, damn the lady was killed give her and her family some type of respect, Paterson times need to stop that shit

  • Ethel Bolds

    WTF her pass got to do with what happened to her.. if she was a white person her pass would had never came up…
    may God continue to Bless her and her family.

  • Kev Clark

    I'm sure Mr Jonathan Greene (if that's your real name) you have things in your past that you are not proud of sir. Was she in the act when she was shot? If you don't know then you should really retract that statement. Next time when reporting please use responsible journalism and not sensationalism.

  • Timothy Godwin

    Marylin was a mail carrier for the US post office , but the paterson times dont mention the good in her she once did!!!

  • CaSheema Vrr ThePoet Pittman

    Mr. Greene, let me be the first to tell you that this article is horrible. How can you slander a deceased person? I knew this woman, and while she may have made some questionable choices, no one is perfect and it had nothing to do with her senseless murder. Who cares about her arrest record from two years ago? I don't get your sense of professionalism or sympathy for this woman's family or friends, but you did a good job as painting her as a prostitute who was out late in a bad neighborhood. Awful. R.I.P Marilyn

  • Todd Eaton

    Ok she was arrested for prostitution….what the fuk that have to do with anything..sure go-ahead and give her family something else to think about her being murdered wasnt enough

  • Ryan Murphy

    Mr Greene you are absolutely disgusting and so is your boss for approving this. If this was your mother would you wantwant her past to be brought up in an article about death this must be the mostmost disgusting article I have ever written please remove it!!!

  • The Beezer

    Mr Greene, you ought to be very ashamed of yourself. This is absolutely disgusting, disgraceful, and heartless. You are a hack of a journalist and a complete waste ! How could you even think to report a tragedy this way? What a rude and dishonorable piece of filth.