Edison man charged with allegedly killing ex-girlfriend; body found in Atlantic Highlands


FREEHOLD – A 28-year-old Edison man has been charged with allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.

Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and second-degree desecration of human remains in connection with the death of his former girlfriend Sonia Gonzales, also of Edison, Linskey announced in a press release on June 17.

Members of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department responded to a call for service originating from near the area of Asbury Avenue between Navesink and Grand avenues shortly before 7:45 a.m. on June 10, according to the release.

Police located a Honda Accord with Gonzales’ body inside. Vilcatoma-Correjo was also located at the scene, and he was “immediately taken into custody,” police said.

“We hope that the first-degree murder charge announced today offers some small measure of solace to Sonia Gonzales’ loved ones,” Linskey said. “This has been a rapidly unfolding investigation involving many moving parts that nonetheless swiftly produced stellar results, due in large measure to the collaboration with our investigative partners, for whom we are sincerely grateful.”

Linskey said the charges are the result of a collaborative investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic Highlands Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Edison Police Department.

Vilcatoma-Correjo remains incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold pending a detention hearing before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Marc C. Lemieux.

For anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Thomas Manzo of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443 or Detective Lt. Michael Zudonyi of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department 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.