Monroe man charged with assaulting, killing woman in common area of building

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A Monroe Township man has been charged for the fatal assault of a female victim who was known to him.

Deymis Jimenez, 32, has been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a weapon following an investigation by Detective Joseph Gentile of the Monroe Township Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael J. Biennas of the Monroe Township Police Department in a joint statement released May 17.

On May 17, at approximately 12:36 a.m., authorities responded to a residential building on Spotswood-Gravel Hill Road where they found the deceased adult female in a common area of the building. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation determined Jimenez had allegedly assaulted the victim in a common area in the building. The official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

Jimenez is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

Anyone with information should call Gentile of the Monroe Township Police Department at 732-521-0222, ext. 120 or Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3927.