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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

Keansburg & Hazlet Showed Up In Large Numbers To Honor Young Gregory Tutt Jr's Memorial By The Bay

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

July 29, 2023

Gregory Tutt Jr. (Source FB)

Sunrise: 12/22/2000 - Sunset: 07/24/2023

Keansburgs and Hazlet citizens showed up in large numbers supporting the Gregory Tutt Jr. Memorial Gathering on the cross streets of Laurel and Beachway Ave by the bay Friday, July 29, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. Empathetic and concerned citizens stood by and listened attentively as Tutt Jr sister Ashley Siamone stood confidently next to her father Mr. Gregory Tutt and Mrs. Syvona Stovall-Tutt to address attendees. The mayor of Keansburg, George Hoff, neglected to attend the memorial event. Service ran from approximately 7:00 P.M. to 8:15 P.M.

Caring community and family members attending the memorial service for Tutt Jr. and Cross Photo by KEdmond

Ashley Siamone sincerely thanked everyone who supported Tutt Jr's Memorial. Still, Siamone also emphasized the integrity of her brother, Mr. Gregory Tutt Jr (22 yrs) and Mr. Ka'shon Cross (18 yrs). Both young men left positive impressions on all who knew or met them. Cross and Tutt Jr. were well known for their skillful and competent ability to drive motorcycles. The paradox behind both young men's untimely departure motivated Tutt Jr's broken-hearted but composed mourning sister Ashley Siamone to demand justice. If indeed there was any foul play on the part of the three other vehicles in the two-motorcycle and three-car accident that occurred on Monday night, July 24, 2023, in Marlboro Township, N.J.

Gregory Tutt Jr's sister Ashley Siamone standing beside her father & stepmother while addressing the crowd.

Photo by Karen Brittingham-Edmond 7/28/2023


The crowd of mourners applauded Tutt Jr's sister's brave admonishment concerning the continued investigation handled by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office regarding Tutt Jr and Cross's untimely departure. Ashley led the attendees into"a moment of silence" while listening to P. Diddy and Faith Evan's song "I'll Be Missing You." All attendees released their gold, red, and white balloons at the song's end. A sweet, gentle breeze blew the memorial display of balloons westward and into the sky. Tutt Jr stepmother Mrs. Syvona Stovall-Tutt wept loudly as Mr. Gregory Tutt released large golden balloons looking up into the sky as if he, God, and his son were having a one-on-one conversation momentarily. Even young Gregory Tutt Jr's dog stood silently as the balloons floated away upwards to heaven.



A comprehensive investigation involving the

  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office,

  • Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team, and

  • Marlboro Township Police Department is ongoing.

Persons or people who witnessed the fatal crash are asked to contact Detective Nicolas Logothetis at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Township Police Officer Aaron Murdock at 732-536-0100.

Please keep the Tutt and Cross Family in your prays. The relaunched Echo will do research on the issue of motorcycle accidents on the Jersey Shoreline from Jan 2023 to currently, to see if there is a trend of unexplained accidents occurring to motorcyclists in New Jersey. https://nj.gov/njsp/information/pdf/fcr/2021_fatal_crash_report.pdf


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