Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the charges of Murder, Desecration of Human Remains, Hindering Apprehension, Credit Card Fraud and Stalking against Mr. Raphael Lolos, 41, of Bergenfield, New in connection with the death of 31-year-old JENNY Londono of Edgewater.
The charges were brought as a result of a joint investigation which was conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of, and New York City Police Department (“NYPD”)
Authorities said at approximately 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, partial remains of a female body were discovered floating in the waters off Brooklyn, New York.
The remains featured a distinctive Sanskrit tattoo just below the right hip, and were subsequently identified as being those of Jenny Londono of Edgewater, New Jersey.
Police said after learning that Londono was last seen and heard from while in Bergen County, NYPD detectives contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and began to jointly investigate the circumstances surrounding Londono’s disappearance and death.
The ensuing investigation revealed that Lolos described by friends as Londono’s boyfriend, murdered and dismembered Londono in New Jersey then discarded her remains into the Hudson River.
In the days following the murder, LOLOS consistently and repeatedly used Londono’s credit cards until the time of his arrest on July 6, 2017. Police arrested Lolos with the assistance of the NYPD, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County SWAT Team, and the Linden Police Department in Linden, New Jersey.
Police said after they arrested Lolos and brought him back to Bergen County, he suffered a medical episode and was initially transported via ambulance to Bergen Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment and was subsequently brought to Hackensack University Medical Center (“HUMC”), where he is receiving medical treatment while in the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
Lolos's first appearance before the Honorable Margaret M. Foti, P.J.Cr., will be scheduled after his discharge from HUMC.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Prosecutor would like to thank the NYPD, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Linden Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.