HAMILTON (Mercer) — A township man is charged with the murder of a woman whose badly burned body was found in a cemetery, Mercer County District Attorney Angelo Onofri said.
Besides first degree murder, Harley Wildmann, 42, faces multiple charges including desecration of human remains, tampering with evidence and weapons offences. Onofri said Wildmann was arrested Tuesday night. [UPDATE: Accused killer blames rough sex with electrical cord]
The victim’s burnt remains were found around 6:45 a.m. earlier the same day in a Hamilton cemetery along Clover Avenue, according to Onofri.
Authorities identified the victim as Lisa Lloyd, 39, of Ewing.
Homicide detectives reviewed video from cameras around the cemetery and saw a vehicle stop in the area around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. Onofri said the two-tone Chevy S10 pickup truck parked near where the remains were found. [UPDATE: Murder suspect says he kept victim’s body in trash for a day]
After several minutes, the video showed an intense fire that had started next to the van, according to Onofri.
Later that morning, investigators discovered the Chevy pickup was being driven near Chambers and East Franklin streets. The intersection is about a mile from the cemetery.
Prosecutors said detectives stopped the truck and saw Wildmann was driving. Wildmann was interrogated and then taken into custody.
Onofri said the prosecutor’s office filed a motion to hold Wildmann pending trial.
Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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