Edison Man Killed Ex-Girlfriend, Left Her Body in Car in Atlantic Highlands

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FREEHOLD, NJ – Charges have been filed against Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, of Edison Township who killed his ex-girlfriend and abandoned her body in a car in Atlantic Highlands last weekend.

Carrejo is charged with first-degree Murder and second-degree Desecration of Human Remains in connection with the death of his former girlfriend Sonia Gonzales, also of Edison. 

“Shortly before 7:45 a.m. last Friday, June 10, members of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department responding to a call for service originating from near the area of Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand Avenues located a Honda Accord at that location,” the Monmouth Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. “Gonzales’s body was found in the vehicle, and Vilcatoma-Correjo was also located at the scene and immediately taken into custody. The charges being announced today are 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 Gonzales’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.”