04/20/2019 HOMICIDE: STATE V. MICHAEL TEDESCO

On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9:44 AM, officers from the Millville Police Department responded to a residence in the 400 block of Carlton Avenue, Millville, NJ and discovered 66 year old Gary Tedesco, from Millville, NJ, dead from apparent stab wounds received during an altercation with his son, Michael Tedesco, age 38 also from Millville, NJ.  Gary Tedesco’s mother, Stella Tedesco, was also present at the residence and was knocked to the ground by Michael Tedesco during the crime.  She did not need to medical attention as a result of this assault.

Evidence from the investigation led authorities to charge Michael Tedesco with the following: 

  1. Murder;
  2. Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose;
  3. Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; and
  4. Robbery.

Michael Tedesco left the scene of the murder in his father’s vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered in the area of 6th and Pine Streets in the city of Millville.  

Michael Tedesco was located and arrested in the City of Millville late Friday evening and is being lodged in the Cumberland County Jail on a complaint warrant. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office will be filing for preventative detention.  

The matter continues to be investigated by the Millville Police Department and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.  Anyone having information about this crime may contact Det. Cara Kahn of the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 609-381-3349 or Det. John Seidel of the Millville Police Department – Detective Bureau at 609-579-0477 .

Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so in one of three ways: 1) by downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone store and choosing the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; or 2) by submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCPOTIP and your tip in the message line; or 3) by going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page or webpage ( njccpo.org) and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. 

*If this press release involves the charging, accusation or indictment of a criminal defendant, same is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.