Middlesex County law enforcement officials announced that Mr. Shawn Gonzalez, 39, of Carteret has been arrested and charged with the murder of his grandmother Dolores Babij, 89, of Carteret.
According to police, on August 27, at approximately 3:57 a.m., Carteret police officers responded to Babij’s residence following a call for first aid.
Upon their arrival, the officers found Babij deceased and seated in a chair in her home.
The investigation conducted by Detective Keith Cassens of the Carteret Police Department and Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined Babij was assaulted and killed by Gonzalez earlier that morning.
Gonzalez is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center where he is pending a Detention Hearing in Superior Court.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Cassens at (732) 541-4181 or Detective Sullivan at (732) 745-4060.