Thomas B. Smith Homicide – 1996


Date of Incident:

November 7, 1996


Ramah Road


Fairfield Township, New Jersey


Thomas B. Smith

On November 7, 1996, the New Jersey State Police responded to a wooded area off of Ramah Road in Fairfield Township for a vehicle fire. The victim, Thomas Smith, was found inside of the vehicle. Smith’s death has been ruled a homicide.


The above contains information regarding an open homicide investigation (commonly referred to as a “Cold Case” homicide) being conducted by law enforcement within Cumberland County, NJ. There may or may not be suspects developed in this particular case.

If you have information that could assist law enforcement with this investigation, you are encouraged to contact:

Lieutenant George Chopek, #209

CCPO – Criminal Investigation Bureau Commander

– Major Crimes Unit-

856-453-0486 Ext: 11837

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