FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737
DATE: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENT IN LINCOLN PARK MURDER
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On June 19, 2019, a Hudson County Grand Jury returned an Indictment against Jorge A. Rios, age 33, of Jersey City, charging him with four counts related to the death of Carolina Cano that occurred on March 24, 2019 in Jersey City.
The Indictment charges Rios with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a first-degree crime; Felony Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a first-degree crime; Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, a first-degree crime; and Kidnapping in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1, a first-degree crime.
On March 24, 2019, shortly after 7:30 a.m., the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible body found in Lincoln Park in Jersey City. Responding Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers found the body of Carolina Cano, age 45, of Jersey City in the lake in Lincoln Park. She was pronounced dead at approximately 9:30 a.m. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence including strangulation and water submersion and the manner of death to be homicide.
On March 31, 2019, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force arrested and charged Rios for the murder of Carolina Cano. He is currently being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).