Raphael Lolos, a New Jersey native was arrested this week after his girlfriend’s body had washed up ashore in Brooklyn.
Jennifer Londono, 31, of Englewood, New Jersey has been missing since the end of June, and her body was so badly dismembered that her mother could only identify her body based on a small Sanskrit tattoo that Londono had above her hip.
Officials noted that Lolos had been continuing to use Londono’s credit cards even after the woman’s family reported her missing.
The Daily Mail reports:
Londono’s torso was found floating in Brooklyn on June 27 and she was identified by her mother, who noted the Sanskrit tattoo on the woman’s right hip.
Officials had been interviewing Lolos as part of their investigation and said he had been consistently using his dead girlfriend’s credit cards after she disappeared.
The 40-year-old was charged on Friday with murder, stalking and desecration of human remains.
Authorities said Lolos dismembered Londono in her home state before tossing her remains into the Hudson River, according to PIX 11.
The news outlet reported the man had repeatedly used Londono’s credit cards up until he was arrested.
After being arrested, Lolos suffered a medical episode and was taken to the hospital.
His first court appearance will be arranged after he is released from medical care.
An earlier source told the New York Post there had been some ‘inconsistencies’ in Lolos’ story before he was arrested.
The same source claims that a search of his apartment uncovered blood which belonged to Londono in the boyfriend’s bathtub.
Last week, her headless and decomposing body was found floating near the rocks off Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The body was identified after police released a photo of a tattoo the corpse had on its right hip.
Londono’s mother came to the 76th Precinct station house Thursday, saying her daughter had the same tattoo in the same place.
This weekend, a jogger in Brooklyn found the second half of the woman’s body, floating in the river. When police arrived they saw that the body was not entirely decomposed.
They are currently comparing DNA samples from the torso and legs they found to make sure it is from the same victim.