Cops searching for man they say stabbed wife to death

Steven Damon, 47 (Photo: ECPO)

NEWARK — Authorities on Saturday asked for the public’s help to find a man wanted on charges he stabbed his wife to death at their home in the city’s North Ward.

Steven Damon, 47, of Newark, is accused of attacking Tanya Y. Morris, 46, around 8 a.m. Friday at the residence on Sylvan Avenue, near Broadway, according to authorities. Morris died at the scene about 40 minutes later.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office charged Damon with murder and weapons offenses in the slaying.

Damon fled the murder scene and was possibly headed south or to New York state, Acting Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced in a statement.

He is considered “armed and dangerous,” the officials said.

The couple has two young children, who are with family members, officials said.

The prosecutor’s office did not provide information on a possible motive for the slaying.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts was urged to call the prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at: 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432. (Credit:


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