On Friday, December 10, 1993, at 9:45 am, the body of Rosetta Jean-Baptiste was discovered in Room #2 of the Maple Shade Motel, on 425 Route 17 South, Ramsey, New Jersey. An autopsy was performed and the determined the cause of death was mechanical asphyxiation due to ligature compression to her neck. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. The autopsy further revealed that the victim was nine months pregnant.

Rosetta Jean-Baptiste

Two composite artist draws were done, provided to detectives by the motel clerk and a patron at the motel. The drawing depicted a black male, light skinned, 30-40 years old, 5’8” - 5’9”, stocky approximately 200-220 lbs., with a clean cut beard.

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