ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A man has received a two-count indictment for killing his former girlfriend in the back seat of a car, officials said.
Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, of Edison Township was charged with first-degree Murder and second-degree Disturbing Human Remains in connection with the death of 26-year-old Sonia Gonzales, also of Edison.
On June 10 around 7:45 a.m., police received a call regarding a Honda Accord located near the area of Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand Avenues. Gonzales’s body was found inside the car; Vilcatoma-Correjo was also at the scene and immediately taken into custody.
An investigation led authorities to criminally charge Vilcatoma-Correjo, who currently remains at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute (MCCI) pending future court proceedings.
If convicted, the indictment included an aggravating factor that would make him eligible to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Anyone with information about this matter is still being asked to contact MCPO Detective Thomas Manzo at 800-533-7443 or Atlantic Highlands Police Department Detective Lieutenant Michael Zudonyi at 732-291-1212.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.