Police Arrest Man Accused of Committing Murder in Fort Lee, New Jersey
According to officials, the 25-year-old suspect committed the homicide after luring the 24-year-old victim to an apartment in Fort Lee, NJ. Sometime after the victim entered the apartment, the suspect allegedly assaulted him.
The suspect then allegedly stole the keys to the victim’s BMW 550i Gran Turismo, as well as the victim’s cell phone.
It was after committing the assault and the thefts that the suspect allegedly killed the victim.
Remarkably, police said that the suspect wasn’t done yet. The suspect then allegedly sent a number of text messages from the victim’s cell phone to the victim’s girlfriend. The texts reportedly told the girlfriend that she should meet the victim in Harlem.
After the girlfriend left the luxury residence she shared with the victim, the suspect allegedly broke in and stole cash and jewelry.
When the victim failed to show up in Harlem to meet the girlfriend, she called police.
Sometime later, the NYPD found the victim’s body in the trunk of the BMW. The car was parked near Woodlawn Cemetery at East 211th Street and Tryon Avenue in the Bronx, New York.
Medical examiners performed an autopsy on the body and ruled that the cause of the victim’s death was compression to the neck.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to a Maryland correctional center. He is being held at the jail while awaiting extradition to Bergen County, NJ. The suspect’s bail has been set at $2 million.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Fort Lee Man Charged in Murder, Kidnapping of Man Found in Trunk.”