NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 30-year-old Camden County man has been arrested and charged with murdering a Plainsboro woman who was found dead in her apartment in June, police say.
Kenneth C. Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree, according to a press release issued by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Police say Saal and Carolyn Byington, 26, were coworkers at a marketing firm in the Plainsboro area. According to the release, Saal followed Byington to her apartment on June 10 when she went home for lunch.
The Plainsboro police responded to the apartment after they were asked by other coworkers to do a wellness check on Byington at about 5:57 p.m. That's when they found her dead in her apartment and she was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m.
According to the release, Saal was taken into custody at his home Wednesday by members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Plainsboro Police Department, with the assistance of the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office's Homicide Unit.
“I sincerely thank and commend the many dedicated members of law enforcement who have worked tirelessly to solve this homicide, and apprehend the defendant. The investigation has been a top priority since the crime occurred, ” Middlesex Prosecutor Andrew Carey said, “I hope that the arrest brings at least some sense of peace to the friends and family of Carolyn, as well as the greater community.”