Prosecutors: Missing Neptune City teen Sarah Stern was killed after friends stole $7,000

Court documents show that the murder and disappearance of 19-year-old Neptune City resident Sarah Stern was all over $7,000.

Documents: Murder of Neptune City 19-year-old was over $7K

Documents: Murder of Neptune City 19-year-old was over $7K (2/23/17)

BELMAR - Court documents show that the murder and disappearance of 19-year-old Neptune City resident Sarah Stern was all over $7,000.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's office released affidavits Thursday that show suspect Liam McAtasney admitted to plotting Stern's murder so he could take the money.

According to the documents, McAtasney took Stern to the bank to withdraw her safe deposit box. The two then went back to her home where McAtasney allegedly strangled her.

The affidavit says McAtasney then called his roommate, and now co-defendant, Preston Taylor to help move the body.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENTS

Both suspects are being held without bail.

Stern’s body has still not been recovered. It is believed that McAtasny and Taylor threw the body over the Route 35 Bridge into the Shark River in Belmar.

Stern and the two suspects had been longtime friends who all went to the same school. Stern and Taylor went to their high school junior prom together.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Here is the latest weather forecast in your 1 Westchester Weather Forecast
Three men are wanted for the brutal beating 2 VIDEO: 83-year-old man attacked, robbed in the Bronx
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 3 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking
4 New Jersey Sportscast, March 28
VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 5 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Judge denies bail for Sarah Stern disappearance suspect Judge denies bail for Sarah Stern disappearance suspect Preston Taylor

A Monmouth County judge has denied bail release of Preston Taylor, the suspect accused of

Ninteen-year-old Neptune City woman Sarah Stern was reported Complete Coverage: The murder of Neptune City teen Sarah Stern

Nineteen-year-old Neptune City woman Sarah Stern was reported missing in December 2016. Her car was

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE