Old Bridge woman charged with murder, sex assault of 70-year-old womanPosted: Updated:
Authorities have made an arrest in the murder and sexual assault of a woman found dead in her Old Bridge apartment.
Middlesex County prosecutors say 40-year-old Caroline Beckert, of Old Bridge, is charged in the death of 70-year-old Jo Ann Cullinan.
Cullinan’s body was found Wednesday night in her unit at the Glenwood Apartments. Officials did not release specific details about the crime, such as how Cullinan was killed or how the two women knew each other.
Beckert is charged with murder, aggravated sexual assault and a weapons offense. She's due to make her initial court appearance on Friday.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
- A man has admitted to misleading donors into giving more than $402,000 in a New Jersey GoFundMe scam.
- A Bridgewater Township man is facing several charges after he allegedly fired off several rounds in his garage, prompting a major police response and the lockdown of a neighborhood.
- Authorities who raided a Passaic County building as part of a drug investigation say that they also uncovered a cockfighting ring – including dozens of roosters and hens.
- Residents of a quiet Bridgewater neighborhood were forced out of their homes in the middle of a snowstorm amid reports that there was an armed man inside one of the homes.
- A funeral was held Saturday for 10-year-old Micah Tennant, who was shot and killed during a high school football game in Pleasantville.
- A single-car crash brought down power lines in West Orange Saturday morning.A single-car crash brought down power lines in West Orange Saturday morning.
- Runners put on their Santa suits Saturday for the Asbury Park Santa Run.Runners put on their Santa suits Saturday for the Asbury Park Santa Run.