Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced the arrest of Mr. Edilson D. Trejo, 21, of Parsippany.
Officials say On Friday, law enforcement received information at approximately 5:50 a.m. regarding homicide at a residence on Parsippany Road.
The investigation confirmed that a deceased, 35-year-old male’s body was located inside the residence.
Officials say the deceased male appeared to had multiple stab wounds to the neck and/or torso.
The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
The identity of the deceased individual will not be released at this time Morris County officials said.
A further investigation revealed that Trejo, a resident of the apartment, engaged in a verbal altercation at the residence with the victim.
During this altercation, officials say it is alleged that Trejo used a knife to stab the victim multiple times in the neck and/or torso.
After the incident, Official said that Trejo took a shower, changed his clothes, and fled the apartment.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Police apprehended him shortly after the initial report to law enforcement.
It is further alleged that there were two (2) children under the age of 10 in the residence at the time of the incident.
Trejo has been charged by complaint-warrant with second-degree Manslaughter, third-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, third degree Hindering Own Apprehension, and two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children.
Trejo was lodged in the Morris County Jail pending a first appearance in court.
The investigation is being conducted by members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.