Officers were called to the scene of a suspicious vehicle just before 8 a.m. in the area of James Street and Ryerson Avenue.
That is when they discovered the lifeless body of 38-year-old Stephanie DeJesus.
She was the victim of an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.
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