(JERSEY CITY) – Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) today expressed outrage over the abduction and murder of a young mother from Jersey City this past weekend, and called on the community to extend their support to her family and the five children she leaves behind.
According to media reports, Regina Baker, a 27-year-old single mother of five, was abducted from her apartment building on Bidwell Avenue in Jersey City Saturday night. Regina was approached by a group of five to seven people Saturday night and forcefully put into a 4-door sedan that fled from the scene. Her body was found behind a vacant townhouse in Newark early Sunday.
“I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Regina Baker. She did not deserve this fate and her children did not deserve to have their mother taken away from them so violently,” said Mainor, a detective with the Jersey City Police Department and chair of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. “I shudder to think how this young woman spent her last hours on earth. This senseless violence must stop. I encourage anyone who may have information that could assist police in the capture of the individuals responsible for this to step up and do right by this family.”
“Every tragedy is heartbreaking, but Regina’s abduction and murder is especially poignant for me and my family because it happened just blocks away from our home,” added Mainor. “I can only imagine what her parents, her children must be going through, so I’m calling on the Jersey City community to extend their support to this grieving family as they cope with this terrible loss. I hope the people responsible for her death are found soon and justice is served for Regina and her children.”