NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following a case that shocked Central New Jersey this summer, a Camden County man was indicted on seven charges resulting from the killing of his coworker when she went home on her lunch break. 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 a Camden County man was indicted yesterday for the murder of a Plainsboro woman who was found deceased in her apartment on June 10, 2019.
Kenneth C. Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, in Camden County, 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.
The indictment was handed up following a presentation to a Middlesex County Grand Jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Tzvi Dolinger.
An investigation by the Plainsboro Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on June 10, 2019, Saal, a coworker at a marketing firm in the Plainsboro area, killed 26-year-old Carolyn Byington, of Plainsboro 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 pm. Upon arrival the police found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tim McMahon of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333 ext. 1627, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4436.
As in the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Saal are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.