TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JULY 7, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the charges of Murder, Desecration of Human Remains, Hindering Apprehension, Credit Card Fraud and Stalking against RAPHAEL LOLOS (DOB: 10/27/1976; single; and unemployed) of 5 S. Demarest Avenue, Bergenfield, New Jersey, in connection with the death of 31-year-old JENNY LONDONO of Edgewater. The charges were brought as a result of a joint investigation which was conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and New York City Police Department ("NYPD") under the direction of Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, partial remains of a female body were discovered floating in the waters off Brooklyn, New York. The remains featured a distinctive Sanskrit tattoo just below the right hip, and were subsequently identified as being those of Jenny LONDONO of Edgewater, New Jersey.
After learning that LONDONO was last seen and heard from while in Bergen County, NYPD detectives contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and began to jointly investigate the circumstances surrounding LONDONO’S disappearance and death. The ensuing investigation revealed that RAPHAEL LOLOS, described by friends as LONDONO’S boyfriend, murdered and dismembered LONDONO in New Jersey then discarded her remains into the Hudson River. In the days following the murder, LOLOS consistently and repeatedly used LONDONO’S credit cards until the time of his arrest on July 6, 2017. RAPHAEL LOLOS was arrested with the assistance of the NYPD, the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Union County Sheriiff's Office, the Union County SWAT Team, and the Linden Police Department.
After RAPHAEL LOLOS was arrested and brought back to Bergen County, he suffered a medical episode and was initially transported via ambulance to Bergen Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment and was subsequently brought to Hackensack University Medical Center ("HUMC"), where he is receiving medical treatment while in the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. RAPHAEL LOLO’S first appearance before the Honorable Margaret M. Foti, P.J.Cr., will be scheduled after his discharge from HUMC.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The Prosecutor would like to thank the NYPD, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Linden Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT: RAPHAEL LOLOS DOB: 10/27/1976
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5 S. DEMAREST AVENUE, BERGENFIELD, NJ
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
DATE OF ARREST: 7/6/17
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: LINDEN, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE MAJOR CRIMES UNIT, NYPD, UNION COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, UNION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AND LINDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF MURDER IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1)(2), A CRIME OF THE FIRST DEGREE
ONE (1) COUNT OF DESECRATION OF HUMAN REMAINS IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:22-1A, A CRIME OF THE SECOND DEGREE
ONE (1) COUNT OF HINDERING APPREHENSION, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2A, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE
FIVE (5) COUNTS OF CREDIT CARD FRAUD, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6H, A CRIME OF THE THIRD DEGREE
ONE (1) COUNT OF STALKING, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10, A CRIME OF THE FOURTH DEGREE
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TBD
JUDGE: MARGARET FOTI, P.J. Cr.
PRESENT STATUS: REMAINS AT HUMC IN THE CUSTODY OF THE BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT