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Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 21, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: January 21, 2010
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Deputy Chief E. J. McDonald of the Perth
Amboy Police Department announced the arrest today of a city man on a charge of
murdering a woman whose body was dumped in
††††††††† Franklin Camacho Jr. (DOB 4/26/69) of Perth Amboy was arrested by the New Jersey State Police this morning and was charged later in the day with the murder of the woman, whose name and age are being withheld pending notification of her next of kin.
woman, who was known to Camacho, was the victim of a homicide. The results of
an autopsy performed today by authorities in
investigation by Detective Ralph Pineiro of the Perth Amboy Police Department
and Investigator Eleazar Ricardo of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office
determined that Camacho struck the woman at an undisclosed location in
A missing persons report subsequently was filed when the victim could not be located. Police later obtained a search warrant and examined the scene of the attack.
also determined that Camacho had driven to
in Prince William County, Va. subsequently contacted
Camacho is being held without bail. A court hearing date has not yet been scheduled.
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 charge against Camacho is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.