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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: November 10, 2011








Third suspect arrested in homicide


††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today that a third man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in the borough.


Michael Doce (DOB 1/24/81) of the Colonia section of Woodbridge was arrested and charged on November 9, 2011, with a count of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Kelvin Dumo, 28, of Edison.


Doce was arrested and charged after Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Douglas Sprague of the Sayreville Police Department determined that Doce discussed the homicide with a co-defendant, Daniel F. Medaglia, before Mr. Dumo was fatally beaten on November 7, 2011.


Medaglia, (DOB 10/16/84) also of Edison, was arrested on November 9, 2011, and was charged with murder, while Ryan Morrell (DOB 3/28/82) of Dunellen was charged with hindering the apprehension of Medaglia by destroying evidence.


Bail for Doce was set today at $500,000. Medaglia is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Ryanís bail has been set at $50,000.


The investigation began after a man, whose name is being withheld, was on his way to work when he saw the victim and called 911 at 4:49 a.m. on November 7, 2011.


The victim was pronounced dead at 5:25 a.m. on November 7, 2011, after he was found on property owned by Viking Terminal on Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville.


An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined that Mr. Dumo died from blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide.


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018, or Detective Sprague of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 525-5411.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Medaglia, Morrell and Doce are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.