FREEHOLD – Nearly one year later and police are still looking for the suspects responsible for the murder of Earl “Everlasting” Sanders. Members from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Colts Neck Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.
On April 29, 2018, police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Route 18 south of Route 537. Police said that Earl Sanders, 54 of Neptune City, was traveling southbound with a passenger on Route 18 in a 2009 Mercedes Benz C350 when he was killed by unknown assailant(s). Sanders and the passenger were traveling home from a birthday party at the Elks Club in Freehold, police said.
According to earlier reports, the unknown suspects pulled alongside Sanders and fired multiple gunshots at him, fatally wounding him. Sanders’ vehicle struck a guardrail near the Route 537 exit and he was later pronounced dead at the scene. His 52-year old passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the collision and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police continue to investigate; the suspect is still at large.
Anyone with information should contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Ryan Mahony 1-800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Department Detective Rich Zarrillo 732-780-7323. Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any suspect in the murder of Earl Sanders.