Seaside Heights Man Indicted for Murder in Hotel Killing

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The man suspected of killing 29-year-old Alecia Perreault in a Seaside Heights motel room on May 1st has been indicted for murder, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

Billhimer said on May 1, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Seaside Heights Police Department received a telephone call from an individual claiming that Ruiz killed a female at the Offshore Motel in Seaside Heights. 

“The caller further advised that Ruiz was staying at the Surfside Motel in Seaside Heights.  Officers responded to a room at the Offshore Motel, where they located the body of Ms. Perreault with apparent wounds to her neck; Ms. Perreault was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Billhimer said. “Officers subsequently responded to Ruiz’s room at the Surfside Motel and discovered that he had experienced an apparent drug overdose.  Ruiz was thereafter transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River – under the protective custody of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.”

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