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Man Arrested for Murdering Woman in Westville


According to officials, on Sunday at approximately 1:25 pm, officers from the Westville Police Department responded to 608 Broadway, Westville in Gloucester County, for a reported unconscious person at the residence.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Ms. Patricia Dorman deceased inside her residence.

Officials say an autopsy conducted on Monday by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled Dorman’s cause of death as blunt force trauma and the manner of death as homicide.

According to officials, through an aggressive investigation, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Westville Police Department worked as a team, identifying Westville resident Mr. Jose L. Saez, 38, as the person responsible for the murder of Patricia Dorman.

During the afternoon of September 22n, Saez was arrested in the City of Camden by members of the U.S. Marshal’s NY-NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Subsequent to processing, Saez was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

Jose L. Saez is charged with the following criminal charges:

1 Count: Murder

1 Count: Felony Murder

1 Count: Robbery

1 Count: Tampering

1 Count: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

1 Count: Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

”The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Westville Police Department, under the leadership of Chief William Whinna, have been working tirelessly since the inception of this investigation.

Through hard work, tenacity, and determination they promptly identified Saez as a suspect and developed key evidence linking him to the homicide.

"Patricia Dorman was well known by her neighbors and the cooperation and assistance from the Westville community was crucial in the arrest of Saez,” Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine Hoffman said.

This investigation remains active and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact Detective Keith Palek of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-254-2433 or Detective Eric Hibbs of the Westville Police Department at 609-374-4737.