According to officials Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce the arrests of Rogelio Laureano-Gonzalez, 25, last known address Parsippany, and Cirilo Rojas-Paulino, 25, last known address Parsippany.
Officials say, on September 9, 2019, law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male inside a home in the area of Old Bloomfield Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills.
The investigation confirmed that a deceased male’s body was located inside a residence in the area. The manner of death was determined to be Homicide. The deceased male has been identified as Jaime Lopez-Basilio.
Two residents of the home, Rogelio Laureano-Gonzalez, and Cirilo Rojas-Paulino, could not be immediately located during the death investigation. A subsequent investigation by law enforcement led to the apprehension of both individuals in California.
It is alleged that Laureano-Gonzalez struck Lopez-Basilio in the head, causing Lopez-Basilio’s death. It is further alleged that Laureano-Gonzalez and Rojas-Paulino fled New Jersey following the death to avoid investigation, apprehension, or prosecution related to Lopez-Basilio’s death.
Laureano-Gonzalez has been charged by warrant-complaint with second-degree Manslaughter, as well as second and third-degree charges of Hindering Own Apprehension or Prosecution in connection to the incident. He remains detained in custody pursuant to the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Act.
Rojas-Paulino has been charged separately by way of the indictment with third-degree Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution of Another and fourth-degree Obstructing Administration of Law in connection with the incident. He remains detained in custody pursuant to the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Act.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to acknowledge the efforts of the Oxnard (California) Police Department, the Kern County (California) Sheriff’s Office, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).