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For Immediate Release:

October 28, 2021

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RAY EDWARDO ARCENTALES SANCHEZ (DOB:01/08/1999; single; cleaning service employee) of 220 Jewett Avenue, Jersey City, NJ on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Little Ferry Police Department under the direction of Chief James Walters.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2021, 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. Responding officers found RAY EDWARDO ARCENTALES SANCHEZ in the area with blood on his hands and clothing. They also found 36-year-old Yuryin G. Herrera nearby in the backyard of 14 Abend Street, Little Ferry, with multiple stab wounds. 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 RAY EDWARDO ARCENTALES SANCHEZ murdered Yuryin G. Herrera with a kitchen knife.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2021, RAY EDWARDO ARCENTALES SANCHEZ was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1); one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d; and one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Little Ferry and Moonachie Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.