NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Camden man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection of the stabbing death of a South Amboy man.
Bruce Matthews, 19, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree in the death of Robert Spiegel, 32, of South Amboy.
Spiegel’s body was found on May 29 at about 9:14 p.m. by South Amboy police near the train station on North Broadway.
Spiegel had suffered multiple stab wounds, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet, Chief Darren LaVigne of the South Amboy Police Department and Chief Christopher Trucillo of the New Jersey Transit Police Department.
According to the press release, Matthews allegedly attacked Spiegel and fled the scene.
Spiegel was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:37 pm from his injuries.
According to the press release, the collaboration between the South Amboy Police Department, the New Jersey Transit Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of Matthews.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden Metro Police Department also assisted.
Matthews is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a detention hearing.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective An Wang at (732) 721-0111, Detective Mark Morris at (732) 745-3927, or Detective Laquan Hudson at (201) 705-7352.