2 charged in death of man found in car's trunk in Lincoln Park

MORRISTOWN - Authorities have announced two arrests in the death of a man whose body was found in a car trunk in Morris County last week.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi says 27-year-old Esteban Hernandez-Vazquez of North Bergen died of blunt force trauma after being struck in the head.

His body was found Aug. 4. The car was parked in a wooded area off Ryerson Road in Lincoln Park.

Authorities said Thursday that they've charged 20-year-old Carlos Rojas of North Bergen with murder and 45-year-old Oscar Benedicto-Aleman with helping Rojas move the body.

Investigators believe the killing occurred at Benedicto-Aleman's residence in Fairview.

Police find body in car trunk

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