FREEHOLD, NJ — A Brick man has been arrested in connection with discarding the body of a woman found wrapped in a tarp in the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive in Wall Township last month.

Edward Ramirez, 51, has been charged with disturbing human remains in the death of Jamie Leis, 35, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. He remains jailed at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold.

On May 17, Wall Police Department responded to an initial call at 10:29 a.m. reporting the discovery of a body wrapped in a tarp and immediately called for assistance from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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There were no visible injuries to Leis, according to authorities, who are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death of the 35-year-old woman, whose last known address was in Toms River.

Anyone with information that may be of interest to the investigation is urged to call Detective Kevin Condon of the prosecutor’s office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Anthony Lacher of the Wall Police Department at 732-449-4500, ext. 1186.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. 

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.