December 18, 2013

Dustin Friedland - A car-jack murder victim in New Jersey

Dustin Friedland
Dustin Friedland, age 30, of Hoboken, died on December 15, 2013, in a mall parking garage in New Jersey.

Dustin and his wife, Jamie Schare Friedland, had been doing some evening shopping at The Mall at Short Hills, about 10 miles west of Newark.

Dustin had just opened the passenger door for his wife and was about to get in the driver's side when he was approached by two men who shot him. Witnesses described hearing three gunshots. This is described as a car-jacking gone horribly wrong.

Dustin was rushed to Morristown Medical Center, where he later died. Jamie was uninjured but was also taken to the hospital.

The two suspects, who are described as African American, fled the scene driving the victims' vehicle. The stolen vehicle was later located at an abandoned home in Newark.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432. There are rewards of over $40,000. for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of this crime.

Dustin's funeral service was held at the Beth Am Shalom Synagogue on December 18,
Father, place Dustin on the stairway
to Heaven

Dustin had a law degree from Syracuse University. His wife is also a lawyer. They had celebrated their second wedding anniversary in October of 2013.

Friends describe Dustin as a light-hearted, charming and humorous man, who was happy with his life. He had a brave heart.

Family members describe Dustin as sweet, soft, loving, giving, smart and talented. He will be forever mourned.

All murders are tragic but this one is especially so because it strikes a chord with us all. How can a person simply go shopping one evening and be murdered? It is barbaric, senseless and tragic.

Dustin is survived by many loving friends and family members, including his wife, Jamie.

Pray for justice for Dustin.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.  

God save us from the Lost Ones who stalk the Earth stealing away life.

Pray that Dustin is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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