Suspect arrested in double homicide in Raritan
A man has been arrested in North Brunswick for the alleged murder of two people in Raritan, police say.
Ramon Cadiz, 51, of Raritan New Jersey, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to The Somerset County Prosecutor's office.
Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims found in the house but NJ Advance Media reported that neighbors identified them as Cadiz's girlfriend and her teenage daughter.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, Raritan Police responded to a call at 46 First Avenue and discovered both of the victims in an upstairs bedroom of the house, the prosecutor's office said. Officers then cleared the residence and preserved the house as a crime scene, it said. Detectives then discovered the second homicide victim in a downstairs bedroom, the prosecutor's office said.
An investigation identified the suspect as Cadiz, also known as "Ray," authorities said. Raritan police, working with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Brunswick Police Department and the FBI, issued a statewide alert for Cadiz, authorities said.
Just before midnight on Friday, North Brunswick Police Sergeant Michael Sauvigne spotted Cadiz sleeping in his car parked in a secluded area on Petunia Drive in the Colony Oaks Apartment Complex, authorities said.
Cadiz was brought to the Somerset County Jail and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. His bail is set at $2 million, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
The cause and manner of the deaths, along with the positive identification of the victims will be determined following the post mortem examination to be conducted by the Regional Medical Examiner's Office, authorities said.