SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Raritan man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury for 1st degree murder in the double homicide of a mother and daughter at their home in 2015.

A Somerset County Grand Jury returned the indictment Friday against Ramon Cadiz, also known as “Ray”, 52, of First Avenue, Raritan Borough. 

Ramon "Ray" Cadiz faces two counts of 1st Degree Murder,  two  counts of  3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, two counts of 1st Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, and one count 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

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Robertson gave the following account:

Raritan Police were summoned to 46 First Ave. in Raritan at 3:15 p.m., Dec. 11, 2015, regarding the welfare of the occupants.

Police discovered the body of Kim Steath, 15 in the second floor master bedroom. Detectives were called for further investigation.

Detectives from the Raritan Borough Police Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit entered the house and found the body of Sandrar Guiseppe, 51, Kim Streath’s mother, on the first floor of the residence.

Cadiz was identified as a suspect and a statewide police broadcast was issued with his description and a description of his car.

Just before midnight, North Brunswick Police located the suspect’s vehicle parked in a secluded area on Petunia Drive in the Colony Oaks Apartment Complex.

Somerset County detectives were called in and approached the vehicle where they found Cadiz sleeping in the front driver’s seat. Cadiz was placed under arrest without incident.

Cadiz is lodged in the Somerset County Jail with bail previously set at $2M.