Jersey City, NJ asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey

Q: 10 yr. ago i saw my neighbor buring a rug in his backyard. we havenot seen his wife since then. am obliged 2 go 2 police

i was 8 at the time and with my sister. we saw my neighbor come out of his house with a giant rug rolled up in a wheel barrel. he then walked to his empty yard, dug a giant hole, buried the rug, and then left. a week prior his wife was crying in the front of the house and my mother comforted her and she expressed she was trying to get away from her husband and needed to leave. we never saw her again. we believe she was murdered. nothing would grow in the spot he buried the rug in for a long time. he is an odd man who never leaves his home and doesn’t even have trash services. he rarely takes the mail and once a year will push it out into the toad with a pole. am i obliged to go to the cops with this information?

1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Obligations come both morally and legally, I guess it would depend on how you feel.

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