FREEHOLD – Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the discovery of a dead body in Wall Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Edward Ramirez, 51, of Brick, was arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of Jamie Leis, 35, who was found deceased in the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive in Wall Township on May 17.

Ramirez has been charged with Disturbing Human Remains.

Wall Township Police Department responded to an initial call at 10:29 a.m. reporting the discovery of a body wrapped in a tarp and immediately called for assistance from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

There were no visible injuries to Leis. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information that may be of interest to the investigation is urged to call Detective Kevin Condon of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Anthony Lacher of the Wall Township Police Department at 732-449-4500 Ext 1186.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at  Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

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