January 1, 2020
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Patrick J. Callahan announce the arrest of Rashid Davis, 28 years old, last known address Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Morris Plains, NJ.
On December 31, 2019, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital staff contacted law enforcement regarding a death at the hospital. It is alleged that hospital staff encountered Rashid Davis in a hallway with blood on his hand. Staff subsequently located the victim in Davis’ room lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds to the neck area and manner of death is homicide. The investigation remains ongoing and the identity of the deceased individual will not be released at this time.
Davis has been charged by warrant-complaint with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection to the incident. He remains in custody and is pending a first appearance before a judge of the superior court.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to acknowledge the efforts of the New Jersey State Human Services Police, the New Jersey State Police, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the New Jersey State Police Major Crimes Bureau at 609-584-5054.
The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].