PLAINSBORO, NJ -- A Lindenwold man was arrested last week and charged with the murder of a 2011 Ridge High School graduate.

Carolyn Byington, 26, a former Basking Ridge resident, was found dead in her apartment in June. Byington reportedly went home from her place of work in Princeton on her lunch break and was murdered by a co-worker who allegedly was waiting for her at her Plainsboro residence.

Kenneth C. Saal, 30, was arrested on Wednesday in his Lindenwold home and charged with first-degree murder and a third-degree weapons offense.

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Byington's body was discovered by police on Monday night, June 10, according a statement by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Plainsboro Police Chief Fred Travener.

Byington was a 2011 graduate of Ridge High School who was working as a senior associate in project management at Engine, a marketing and advertising company located in Carnegie Center in West Windsor, according to a story published by Community News Service in Lawrence.

The published report said that the body was discovered after officers were dispatched to Byington’s apartment. Byington never returned from her lunch break, causing concern among her co-workers, who notified local authorities.

The death was ruled a homicide in June after an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Byington earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs/anthropology and sociology (double major) from Lafayette College.