The New Jersey State Police issued an alert Wednesday night seeking the public’s help in locating retired cruiserweight boxer Bobby Gunn, who is wanted for vehicular manslaughter.
According to information released through the New Jersey State Police’s social media accounts, Gunn is wanted for allegedly driving under the influence in a car accident the afternoon of September 28 in South Jersey that killed Polly Tornari and seriously injured her husband, Robert Tornari. The 46-year-old Gunn, a longtime resident of Hackensack, New Jersey, allegedly drove a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck into the southbound lane on Route 635 in Upper Pittsgrove Township, and hit a Hyundai Elantra occupied by Polly Tornari and Robert Tornari head on.
Polly Tornari, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car crash. Robert Tornari was transported to nearby Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, in serious condition.
Detectives determined during their ongoing investigation that Gunn was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter Tuesday.
The alert indicated Gunn was last seen February 10 in Maricopa County, Arizona. New Jersey State Police officials believe Gunn is working as a contractor, but they haven’t been able to locate him.
Anyone with information regarding Gunn’s whereabouts can contact the New Jersey State Police’s Fugitive Unit tip line at 1-800-437-7839. Anonymous tips are welcome.
Gunn, also a fixture in bare knuckle boxing, twice fought for cruiserweight world titles during a pro boxing career that spanned 18 years.
Enzo Maccarinelli knocked out Gunn in the first round of their April 2007 fight for Maccarinelli’s WBO cruiserweight title in Cardiff, Wales. Two years later, Tomasz Adamek beat Gunn by technical knockout after four one-sided rounds of their July 2009 bout in Newark, New Jersey.
Gunn lost to ex-champions James Toney, Glen Johnson and Roy Jones Jr. in each of his subsequent three fights, over the course of nearly five years from April 2012 to February 2017. He retired with a career record of 23-7-1, including 20 knockouts.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.