Prosecutor: 28-Year-Old Man Charged with Girlfriend’s Murder

The man criminally charged early this week with desecrating the remains of a woman who was found dead in a vehicle in Atlantic Highlands has now also been charged with her murder, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on Friday.

Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, of Edison, is now charged with first-degree murder and second-degree desecration of human remains in connection with the death of his former girlfriend Sonia Gonzalez, also of Edison. 

The case background …

Shortly before 7:45 a.m. last Friday, June 10, Atlantic Highlands police responded to a call near the area of Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand Avenues where they found a Honda Accord.

Gonzalez’s body was found in the vehicle. Vilcatoma-Correjo was also found at the scene and taken into custody. The murder charge announced today is the result of a collaborative investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic Highlands Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Edison Police Department.

Vilcatoma-Correjo remains incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute (MCCI) pending a detention hearing before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Marc C. Lemieux.

“We hope that the first-degree murder charge announced today offers some small measure of solace to Sonia Gonzalez’s loved ones,” Acting Prosecutor Linskey said. “This has been a rapidly unfolding investigation involving many moving parts that nonetheless swiftly produced stellar results, due in large measure to the collaboration with our investigative partners, for whom we are sincerely grateful.”

Anyone with information about this matter is still being asked to contact MCPO Detective Thomas Manzo at 800-533-7443 or Atlantic Highlands Police Department Detective Lieutenant Michael Zudonyi at 732-291-1212.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management