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Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 22, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 22, 2010
Homicide victim identified;
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Deputy Chief E. J. McDonald of the Perth
Amboy Police Department today disclosed the identity of a homicide victim as a
45-year-old city resident whose body was dumped in
††††††††† Leonilda L. Caceres of
autopsy performed by authorities in
††††††††† An investigation by Detective Ralph Pineiro of the Perth Amboy Police Department and Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office subsequently led to the arrest of the victimís husband, Franklin Camacho Jr. (DOB 4/26/69)
He was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after he was apprehended by New Jersey State Police on the New Jersey Turnpike.
the request of Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Neil Casey, Superior Court
Judge Frederick P. DeVesa set bail today at $2 million for Camacho during a
hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
The defendant remains in custody at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick.
††††††††† The investigation began after a missing persons report was filed on Ms. Caceres. After obtaining a search warrant, police examined the victimís apartment.
result of the investigation, police determined that Camacho had driven to
in Prince William County, Va. contacted
Prosecutor Kaplan and Deputy Chief McDonald praised the work of the investigating officers and thanked Trooper II C. Lzwandowski and Trooper B. Guinup, both of the New Jersey State Police, and Detective Todd Troutner of the Prince William County Police Violent Crime Unit for their assistance.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Camacho are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.