Plainfield Man Charged with Murder Connected to Fatal Strangulation

According to Union County Officials, a Plainfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal strangulation of a young woman earlier this week.

Bryan H. Gonzalez-Martines, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the asphyxiation death of a female victim.

According to police, on the morning of Monday, July 6, officers from the Plainfield Police Division reported to a residence on the 700 block of Kensington Ave in Plainfield to conduct a requested welfare check.

There, they discovered the unresponsive female and contacted the Union County Homicide Task Force.

“The investigation and collaboration by the Homicide Task Force, the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, the Plainfield Police Division, and the United States Marshals Service resulted in the successful arrest of Gonzalez-Martines on July 7, 2020. We are grateful to all of our partner agencies for their many contributions in this arrest,” acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said.

Anyone with additional information on this matter is urged to contact Sergeant Scuorzo at 908-527-4152 or Detective Kirsch at 908-527-4201.