NJ man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend
🔴 NJ woman killed in home
🔴 Ex-partner is arrested
🔴 NJ man charged with murder
WOODBRIDGE — After a 39-year-old township woman was found dead, police charged her ex-fiance with murder.
On Wednesday just before 5 p.m., Woodbridge police carried out a wellness check at a house in the Fords section.
They had to force entry and found April Duncza unresponsive in her bedroom, suffering “serious head trauma.”
She was pronounced dead at the residence on Paul Street.
Investigators quickly found that it was not a random act of violence and that 46-year-old Kevin Bacon, of Keansburg, had a previous relationship with Duncza, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Duncza's family told police they believed her ex-fiance was involved in her brutal death.
The paperwork also said that Bacon has a "history of stalking, harassment or terroristic threats" and that the victim "recently left defendant" or informed him that she was ending the relationship.
On her Facebook page in July, Duncza posted a video with a birthday message for Bacon. The video included nods to the actor he shares a name with.
Bacon was identified on surveillance video from outside Duncza's home the night before she was found, seen entering and leaving the building "multiple times," according to investigators.
In the first trip inside, the affidavit said, he was carrying a gray storage bin.
While being interviewed, Bacon told police that he had found a bin belonging to Duncza at his home, but that he put it in his vehicle and left it there.
License plate readers also put Bacon's vehicle in the area at the same time on Tuesday night.
He then requested an attorney, shortly before he was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder.
Bacon was being held at Middlesex County Jail, pending a detention hearing.
Duncza was being mourned on social media Friday, remembered as a loving friend.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area where Duncza was found was asked to call Detective Eric Manresa of the Woodbridge Police Department at 732-634-7700 or Detective Javier Morillo the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at 732-745-8843.
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