A man from Tribeca, New York is suspected of slitting his mother’s throat in a fight over money and dumping her body in New Jersey — where she was found only because her older son reported her missing, police said Wednesday.
Jared Eng, 22, his girlfriend Caitlyn O’Rourke, 21, and another friend Jennifer Lopez, 18, were charged with concealment of a corpse as of late Wednesday, but the death is being probed as a homicide.
So far Eng is protesting his innocence.
WAs he was being escorted by cops from a station house in lower Manhattan Wednesday evening, he denied killing his mother: “I loved her very much,” he said.
“She gave me everything.”
Missing NY woman Paula Chin”s body was found dumped in Morristown, NJ on Feb 5, one day after she was reported missing
Detectives believe Eng fatally slashed his mother Paula Chin, 65, across the neck inside their Vestry Street apartment in Manhattan, then enlisted the help of his girlfriend and another gal pal to help with the disposal.
The trio who were caught on camera lugging a heavy duffel bag allegedly stuffed the body in a plastic bag, drove to Morris Township, NJ, and ditched it near a home the family owns there.
Paula Chin’s badly decomposed remains was found Tuesday.
Investigators believe Eng flew into a rage when his mom demanded he repay a sum of money he took from her, sources said.
Domestic homicide suspect Jared Eng [photo], allegedly slashed his mom during a fight over an inheritance from his late father, Philip, then dumped her body at the family’s weekend home in NJ
The exact date she was killed is yet to be determined, but elder son Brandon Eng told investigators he last saw his mother alive on January 31 in the Vestry Street apartment.
Surveillance video from across the street shows the three suspects hauling a large bag out of the building’s front door and towards the family’s black SUV, though it was also unclear when the scene was captured, according to sources. One theory is that Jared Eng may have called in help for the trip to Jersey because he doesn’t know how to drive.
Brandon Eng phoned the NYPD on Monday to report his mom missing, and by late Tuesday his brother and alleged accomplices were arrested in lower Manhattan.
Cops were quizzing the trio at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct station house late Wednesday ahead of their arraignments in Manhattan Criminal Court.