N.J. man turns himself in after allegedly killing his wife and dumping body on side of road
11/01/2022 11:36 am PDT
OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (TCD) -- A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged after allegedly killing his wife and dumping her body on the side of a road.
On Sunday, Oct. 30, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a motorist found the victim, 51-year-old Dawn Cruz, at the intersection of Ashbury and Colonial avenues with "severe injuries," the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release. The Ocean Township Police Department reportedly responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the victim’s husband, Jeremy Cruz, turned himself in at the Berkeley Township Police Department headquarters shortly after, and he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Cruz was booked into the Monmouth County Jail, where he remains held without bond, records show. The Prosecutor’s Office said if he is convicted, the murder charges are punishable by up to life in state prison.
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