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NJ Man Arrested For Murdering Girlfriend, Disposing Torso In Red Hook Channel

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The tattoo that helped identify Londono’s body, via NYPD

A 40-year-old Bergenfield, New Jersey man was arrested on Thursday, July 6 for the murder and dismemberment of 31-year-old, nightclub manager, Jennifer Londono, whose body parts were discovered in the Red Hook Channel and Hudson River.

Raphael Lolos, who was Londono’s boyfriend, is being charged with murder, desecrating human remains, hindering apprehension, stalking, and credit card fraud, ABC News reports. Lolos had been “consistently and repeatedly” using Londono’s credit cards since her disappearance, according to the New York Daily News.

The 31-year-old New Jersey resident disappeared on Sunday, June 25. On Tuesday, June 27, police found a woman’s torso floating in the Red Hook Channel near Pier 44. On Saturday, July 1, a woman’s leg was found in the Hudson River by the West 79th Street Boat Basin.

After discovering the torso in Red Hook, the NYPD released a photograph of a tattoo found on the victim’s right hip on Wednesday, June 28, hoping someone would recognize it and help identify the victim. On Friday, June 30, the victim’s mother went to the NYPD’s 76th Precinct station in Carroll Gardens and told them that her missing daughter had the same tattoo, according to the New York Daily News. The tattoo reads “Lily” or “Lilyann” in Sanskrit and is a tribute to the victim’s late aunt, the New York Post reported.

On Monday, July 3, the Daily News reported that a police dog detected traces of blood in Lolos’ bathtub.

On Tuesday, July 4, a vigil took place at Luna Lounge in Englewood, New Jersey, a bar that Londono managed and helped open in early June.

 

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