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.
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.