NJ man chopped up girlfriend and threw remains into Hudson River, police say
HACKENSACK — The boyfriend of Jennifer Londono, the Edgewater woman whose tattooed torso was found floating off Brooklyn last week, has been charged with slaughtering the 31-year-old woman and then using her credit cards after dumping her remains into the Hudson River.
Raphael Lolos, 40, of Bergenfield, was charged with murder and was arrested Thursday in Linden in a takedown that included the Union County SWAT team, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal.
Grewal said that the unemployed Lolos "consistently and repeatedly" used Londono's credit card up until his arrest.
Blood was also found in Londono's bathroom tub, a law enforcement source told the New York Daily News.
After his arrest, he was hospitalized, but authorities did not publicly reveal why he was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.
He will make his first appearance in court after being released from HUMC. He has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree desecration of human remains, third-degree hindering apprehension, third-degree credit card fraud and fourth-degree stalking.
Londono was initially identified after police in Brooklyn released a picture of a tattoo discovered on a body part found in the Red Hook Channel on June 27. The New York Daily News reported that a man identified as Londono's boyfriend went with her mother to identify the body.
The tattoo was written in Sanskrit in tribute to Londono's grandmother Lily.
Londono was a manager of the newly opened Luna Lounge in Englewood. She was last seen there on June 25.
NorthJersey.com reported Londono's funeral was scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Saint Cecilia Parish in Englewood.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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