Woman Charged In 1992 Monmouth County Girl’s Killing

(Photo courtesy of Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

FREEHOLD – A cold case may finally be resolved.

The woman, now 40 and living in Henderson, North Carolina, has been charge in the 1992 killing of 12-year-old Quiana Dees.

Because the woman was 13 at the time of the alleged crime, she will be tried as a juvenile. Her name will not be released. She is a former resident of Asbury Park.

If convicted of aggravated manslaughter, she will face up to four years’ incarceration.

Authorities have been attempting to solve this case since Quiana succumbed to a gunshot wound to her head May 3, 1992. Quiana was discovered unconscious and clinging to life in a vacant wooded lot on Washington Avenue in Neptune Township.

A homicide complaint was filed against the woman after a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Cold Case Unit, and members of the Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Henderson, North Carolina Police Departments.

The woman remains in North Carolina, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective John Leibfried of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Eric Chunn of the Neptune Township Police Department at 732-988-8000.

Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle, Director of the Cold Case and Fatal Motor Vehicle Unit, has been assigned to this case.