Two men face arraignment on charges stemming burying a Camden woman alive in a field.

Fatima Perez (Camden County Prosecutor's Office)

Officials say 36-year-old Carlos Alicea-Antonetti of Camden and 57-year-old Ramon Ortiz of Pennsauken are due in court in Camden County on Thursday afternoon for burying 41-year-old Fatima Perez of Camden alive in a Monroe Township field.

The two are charged with killing 41-year-old Fatima Perez. Perez who disappeared from her home on Monday. Alicea-Antonetti is Perez's landscaper according to 6 ABC, which reports she was going with him to buy a car and was carrying $8,000 cash.

The station reports that Alicea-Antonetti told police he argued with Perez as they rode in his van and she fell out of the vehicle. She was injured but got back in the van and continued on their trip to pick up Ortiz.

"For a woman of her character and her stature to have died in this manner is horrible and very, very traumatic to the family," Warren Faulk, Camden County Prosecutor said at a press conference according to 6 ABC. .

Alicea-Antonetti and Ortiz are being held on $5million bail each.


The Associated Press contributed to this report