Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Ray Sanchez, 22, of Jersey City on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Authorities said on Wednesday, October 28, at approximately 5:29 a.m., the Little Ferry and Moonachie Police Departments responded to an individual lying in the street in the area of Mehrhof Road and Columbus Avenue in Little Ferry.
According to police, responding officers found Sanchez in the area with blood on his hands and clothing.
They also found Yuryin G. Herrera, 36, nearby in the backyard of 14 Abend Street, Little Ferry, with multiple stab wounds.
Officials said Yuryin Herrera was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
An investigation conducted by detectives from the Little Ferry Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Sanchez murdered Yuryin G. Herrera with a kitchen knife.