There are three homicide investigations in Monmouth County that have slowed down a bit as police search for who did took the lives of these three men.

In hopes of finding these men, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is turning to you to help them gather information that can identify those responsible for these murders so law enforcement can make arrests.

(Photos Courtesy: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
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All three homicide cases are unrelated but equally as heinous in nature.

Neptune Township Police found 39-year-old Marques Mills of Neptune Township dead following reports of a shooting on May 14 shortly before 11:00 pm near Hillview Drive and Edgemere Road, according to the MCPO.

Mills died a few hours later at Jersey Shore University Medical Center from injuries sustained after multiple gunshot wounds.

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Neptune Township Police found 26-year-old Ayres Gray Jr. of Manalapan suffering ffrom multiple gunshot wounds on July 4 around 1:45 am close to Route 35 South in a parked vehicle on South Concourse, according to the MCPO.

Gray Jr. was pronounced dead about an hour later at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
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Asbury Park Police found 33-year-old Kyshon Washington-Walker of Shrewsbury suffering from multiple gunshot wounds around 7:30 pm on July 28 along the 1600 block of Sewall Avenue, according to the MCPO.

Washington-Walker was pronounced dead at Jersey Shore University Medical Center a short time later.

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The investigations into all three homicides continue and law enforcement is asking for your help in providing any and all information including of who did it.

Each of these victims had a story to tell.

“One of them had just spent time with his friends. Another had just had dinner with his mom. A third had just stopped by his parents’ house to say hello and was on his way over to see his girlfriend,” Acting Prosecutor Linskey said in a written statement. “Each of these men had people who loved them dearly and every reason to expect many more years of happiness and prosperity – and each had it all torn away from them in sudden, violent fashion.”

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According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office:

"The mothers of all three men recently personally shared with members of our office remembrances of their sons – and their complete devastation over losing them.

Gray’s mother recalled that he loved his family and friends deeply and unconditionally. Washington-Walker, known affectionately as “Butey” by his loved ones, had a smile that lit up any room that he was in, according to his mom, and had just started a new job he loved, working as a State-Certified Fire Inspector.

Mills’s mother expressed deep pride at how her son had transformed his life and his body through physical fitness, becoming both a certified personal trainer and an entrepreneur designing fitness apparel."

If you have any information that can help law enforcement in these investigations, you're asked to contact the following agencies.

"Anyone with information about the fatal shooting of Marques Mills is urged to contact MCPO Detective Matthew Delgado at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Department Detective Robert Hagerman at 732-988-8000.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting of Ayres Gray, Jr. is urged to contact MCPO Detective Daniel Newman at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Detective Carrie Bartlett at 732-988-8000.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting of Kyshon Washington-Walker is urged to contact MCPO Detective Matthew Delgado at 800-533-7443 or Asbury Park Police Department Detective Anthony Houlis at 732-774-1300.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about this or any crime can submit a tip to the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tipline at 1-800-671-4400." 

“These families, each of which will never quite be the same, deserve justice for the loss of their loved ones. It is an absolute certainty that there are individuals currently out there in possession of information that would crack each of these cases wide open,” Acting Prosecutor Linskey said. “To them we would say this: please think about these grieving mothers and do the right thing. Contact our Detectives, tell them what you know, and help these families.”

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