Prosecutors: Dover man accused of killing homeless man, leaving body on railroad track

Prosecutors say Wilfredo Cabrera-Masariegos struck a 47-year-old man in the head with a rock and fled the scene.

Lanette Espy

Jul 28, 2023, 3:36 PM

Updated 322 days ago


Prosecutors say a Dover man is charged with manslaughter in the slaying of a homeless man whose body was left on the railroad tracks on Wednesday.
Prosecutors say an investigation revealed Wilfredo Cabrera-Masariegos, 34, and Rene Hernandez, 47, a homeless man who frequented the Dover area, were on the railroad tracks under a highway bridge late at night. Prosecutors say Cabrera-Masariegos struck Hernandez in the head with a rock and fled the scene. They say police found Hernandez on the railroad tracks around 2 a.m.
An examination by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed blunt force injury to Hernandez's head, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
Cabrera-Masariegos was charged with manslaughter and possession of a weapon. He was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Dover Police Department at 973-366-2200.

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