SOMERVILLE, New Jersey – A funeral has been scheduled for Wednesday for a 27-year-old woman who was tragically murdered, allegedly by a former classmate.
MaryRose Fealey will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville.
Fealey was also commemorated by “Not an Easy Fix,” a non-profit organization that raises awareness about the opioid epidemic. The organization held a memorial for her.
The suspect, David Shroitman, 27, was arrested on Monday and is accused of fatally stabbing Fealey outside her North Bridge Street home.
According to prosecutors, Shroitman had a manifesto laying out his step-by-step plans to kill her. He was caught on surveillance cameras in the area of the murder, and a warrant was obtained to search his vehicle and home.
In addition to the manifesto, detectives found numerous bleach containers, blood in the entryway and bathroom of Shroitman’s home, and clothing and sneakers matching the man on the surveillance video. He was charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence, and hindering apprehension on Monday.
Shroitman is being held at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Authorities urge anyone with information relating to the investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit or the Somerville Police Department.
The community mourns the loss of Fealey and seeks justice for her untimely death.