NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A Camden County man was indicted on seven charges in the death of Carolyn Byington, a 2011 graduate of Ridge High School.
Kenneth Saal is facing a mandatory life without parole sentence on the first-degree murder count.
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet announced that Saal was indicted this week for the murder of Byington, who was living in Plainsboro and who was found dead in her apartment on June 10 of this year.
Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, was indicted for first-degree murder, burglary in the second degree, endangering an injured victim, hindering one’s own apprehension, burglary, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, all third-degree crimes. The indictment also includes charges of stalking and tampering with evidence, both fourth-degree crimes.
An investigation by the Plainsboro Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on June 10, Saal, a co-worker of Byington's at Engine, a marketing and advertising company located in Carnegie Center in West Windsor, murdered her in her apartment when she went home for lunch.
Plainsboro Police responded to the home of the victim after they were asked by other coworkers to do a wellness check on the victim at approximately 5:57 p.m. Upon arrival the police found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.