Woman Who Killed Wife, Fled to Texas, Formally Charged Upon Return to New Jersey


BRICK, NJ – Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio announced Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, 48, of Brick Township, has been extradited from Houston, Texas to New Jersey in connection with the murder of Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, 32, of Brick Township. “The defendant was processed this afternoon at the Brick Township Police Department and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated.

On May 18, 2020, a warrant for Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus’ arrest was issued after an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit determined that she was responsible for the death of Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus. Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus was ultimately tracked down and taken into custody by law enforcement in Houston Texas.

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