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Edison: Police Charge Elizabeth Man After Beating Woman, Leaving Her At Raritan Center

Mickey Vanderpool Credits: Police photo

EDISON, NJ – Police charged an Elizabeth man with kidnapping, attempted murder and endangering an injured victim after meeting a Newark woman in that city last June, beating her, and then leaving her at the Raritan Center, officials said Friday.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Mickey Vanderpool, 61, of Elizabeth, met the 30-year-old female victim and beat her in Newark sometime in June.

Police said Vanderpool struck the woman about the head and body, then brought her to the Raritan Center complex, leaving her for dead.

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According to police, the woman survived the attack and wandered around the industrial complex for a day or more before asking a utility worker for help.

Police were called and she was taken to JFK Medical Center in Edison, where she was treated and released, according to the release.

Vanderpool is in custody and awaiting bail, police said.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kenney of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Sgt. Canastra of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4312.

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