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Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 24, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 24, 2010
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison
Police Chief Thomas J. Bryan announced that a construction worker living in
††††††††† Sin Ho Jeong, (DOB 5/23/56) of 720 Bergen Boulevard in Ridgefield,† was arrested by members of the Fugitive Unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, the Edison Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office and the Ridgefield Police Department.
who currently is known by the name of Jae Ho Jang, was charged on August 1,
2000, with the murder of Du Ju Kim, 44, who was fatally stabbed outside his
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined Mr. Kim was the victim of multiple stab wounds.
whereabouts remained unknown until members of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation recently developed information on the case and contacted
As a result, authorities from the four police agencies arrested Jeong outside his home at 7:10 a.m. as he was leaving for work.
is being held at the
scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone
on May 25, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
Prosecutor Kaplan thanked the FBI, the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office and the Ridgefield Police Department for their assistance.
Prosecutor Kaplan also cited extensive work on the case by Detective Lt. Anthony Marcantuono, Lt. John Spielman, Detective Sgt. Frank Todd, and Detective Brian Mieczkowski, all of the Edison Police Department; Sgt. Jacquelyn Molnar and now-retired Investigator Charles Gerndt, both of the Homicide Unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office; Sgt. Kevin Morton, Investigator Michael Connelly, Investigator Peter Pavlis and Investigator David Deliman, all of the Fugitive Unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, and Detective Mark Bendul of the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Lt. Marcantuono of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Sgt. Molnar of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4578.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Jeong is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.