A New Jersey man was arrested last Wednesday in New Hope, and charged with stalking and murdering a woman outside a South Brunswick warehouse a day earlier.
Giver J. Vasquez, 25, a resident of New Brunswick, N.J., was traced to the home of an acquaintance in New Hope, and was arrested on West Bridge Street at about 8 p.m. on June 25, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office. The collar resulted from an investigation by Detective Monica Shearer of the South Brunswick Police Department and Detective Craig Marchak of the Prosecutor’s Office.
New Hope officers were present at the arrest, and South Brunswick police and detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office utilized the New Hope PD’s interview and holding facilities after Vasquez was taken into custody, according to a New Hope police spokesperson. New Hope police officers arraigned Vasquez as a fugitive from justice, and he was charged with murder, stalking, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon in the death of Alicia Martinez-Izaguirr, also of New Brunswick.
The investigation determined that the victim was approached at approximately 7 a.m. on June 24 by Vasquez, who had followed the woman to the parking lot of a company on Docks Corner Road in South Brunswick, shot her, then fled.
Bail was set in New Jersey at $2 million, and Vasquez is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown. He is awaiting extradition, but it was not immediately known when he will be returned to New Jersey.
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