FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a two-count indictment against the Middlesex County resident who was found in Atlantic Highlands with the body of his former girlfriend in the back seat of his vehicle earlier this year, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Wednesday.
Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, of Edison Township is 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.
Shortly before 7:45 a.m. on 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. Gonzalez’s body was found in the vehicle, and Vilcatoma-Correjo was also located at the scene and immediately taken into custody.
An investigation by members of the MCPO, the Atlantic Highlands Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Edison Police Department resulted in Vilcatoma-Correjo being criminally charged. He remains at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute (MCCI) pending future court proceedings. The Grand Jury indictment included an aggravating factor that would make him eligible to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, if convicted.
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.
This case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Caitlin J. Sidley of the Office’s Major Crimes Bureau. Vilcatoma-Correjo is being represented by Rodrigo H. Sanchez, Esq., with an office in Elizabeth. 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.