Jowayney Francis, 29, Wanted For The Murder Of Jean Civilne, 44

Published on May 13, 2020, 8:38 am
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Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, NYPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance locating the individual in the attached photograph, who is wanted for questioning in regard to the below described homicide.


Jowayney Francis

He is described as a 29-year-old male, Black, approximately 5’8″ tall and weighing 135 lbs.

Friday, March 20, 2020, at approximately 1530 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress at 224 Street and White Plains Road, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 44-year-old male with sustained trauma about the head, who was struck with a blunt object.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Following proper faily notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Jean Civilne
716 E. 224 Street
Bronx, NY 10466

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 32-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 1615 hours, within the confines of the 47th Precinct.


Richard Smith
1125 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • gang assault;
  • assault;
  • criminal possession of marijuana.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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