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Liam McAtasney and Preston Taylor charged in strangling death, robbery of missing New Jersey woman Sarah Stern

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Two men charged in missing New Jersey woman’s strangling death, robbery
Liam McAtasney, 19, and Preston Taylor, 19, both of Neptune City, charged in  the murder of 19-year-old Sarah Stern
Liam McAtasney allegedly, strangled Stern during a robbery at her home in Neptune City, New jersey on Dec 2, 2016
Taylor allegedly helped MacAtasney get rid of the victim, throwing her over the Route 25 Bridge in Belmar, NJ 
McAtasney is charged with first-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery
Taylor is charged with second-degree desecration of human remains, second-degree conspiracy
Sarah stern2.jpgSarah Stern went missing from her home in early December. Her car has been recovered but her body has not been found. Two men have been arrested in connection with he alleged death
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced that a pair of 19-year-old men  have been arrested in the courts of investigating the death of a 19-year-old New Jersey woman who went missing from her home in early December, 2016.
Liam McAtasney, 19, and Preston Taylor, 19, both of Neptune City,have been charged in connection with the murder of after a two-month investigation had revealed 19-year-old Sarah Stern had been killed during a robbery at her home on Dec. 2.
The arrest warrant states that Liam McAtasney strangled Stern and Taylor allegedly helped him get rid of her body by throwing her over the Route 25 Bridge in Belmar, New Jersey,  prosecutors said.
McAtasney was charged with first-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery, among other charges. Taylor was charged with second-degree desecration of human remains, second-degree conspiracy, and other charges.

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19-year-old Liam McAtasney prime suspect in the disappearance of Sarah Stern, allegedly murdered the 19-year-old woman during  a robbery.Faces charges of  first-degree felony murder and first-degree robbery
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Preston Taylor Neptune City, have been charged in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Stern after helping his pal dispose of their victim. He’s been charged with second-degree desecration of human remains and second-degree conspiracy
Police launched an investigation after Stern’s fully operational 1994 silver Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale was found abandoned on the southbound lanes of the bridge on Dec. 3, last year.

The Belmar Water Rescue Team, the U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement stepped in to search Shark River for evidence of Stern’s body, which has not been found.

Sarah Stern with Preston Taylor in Nov.jpgSarah Stern is seen with Preston Taylor, one of the men charged in her death back  in Nov. 2014
Route 25 Bridge in Belmar, NJ2.jpgAuthorities said Stern’s car was found unoccupied, working properly, with the keys inside on the Route 25 Bridge in Belmar, NJ. An extensive search of the Shark River was conducted by local and county search teams.

Relationships between the victim and suspects were not immediately clear.
Her father Michael Stern told NJ.com, the holidays were difficult since his daughter’s disappearance: “It’s a gut-wrenching experience that no parent should have to go through,” he said.
“I love my daughter, and I just wish she would come home.”
Sarah Stern who attended Neptune High School played softball and was a member of the swimming team. Michael Stern said his daughter started on the varsity softball team as a freshman. But she was also very interested in art and photography and has a keen interest in digital media, specifically YouTube videos. She studied art and TV production at Brookdale Community College for two semesters.

 
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