JERSEY CITY-He was twice deported from the United States but found sanctuary in Jersey City, New Jersey before brutally murdering 45-year-old Carolina Cano and dumping her body in a park lake.
Jorge Rios, 33, of Honduras was deported from the country twice before he was finally captured and only because he was the key suspect in a heinous crime.
Since the murder one week ago, illegal immigration and sanctuary state advocates, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal have remained silent on the incident.
Many in the state now feel it was their sanctuary directive that encourages illegal aliens such as Rios to seek refuge in New Jersey, where they are protected in part by the state against Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Sunday, March 31, 2019, during the early morning hours, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force arrested Jorge Rios, age 33, of Jersey City, for the murder of Carolina Cano.
Rios has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3; Felony Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3; Kidnapping in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-13-1; and Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2. He was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny following his arrest.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Homicide Unit for the investigation and arrest as well as the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office for assisting with the investigation.
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, shortly after 7:30 a.m., the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible body found in Lincoln Park in Jersey City. Responding Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers found the body of a female victim in the lake in Lincoln Park and members of the Jersey City Fire Department assisted in recovering her body. The female, later identified as Carolina Cano, age 45, of Jersey City, was pronounced dead at approximately 9:30 a.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence including strangulation and water submersion and the manner of death to be homicide.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).