Crime Scene Tape

A Jersey City man, Terrance Nelson, age 29, has been charged with murder in the death of his mother, Jacqueline Nelson.

Just before 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, members of the Jersey Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire at 18 Virginia Avenue in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.

On the first floor they found Jacqueline Nelson, age 60, in critical condition. She was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where, three hours later, she succumbed to her injuries.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Terrance Nelson remains at large at this time. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website.

All information will be kept confidential.