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.
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.
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.