Pennsylvania man accused of moving corpse in New Jersey

AP News
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 6:47 AM

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man moved and concealed a woman's body in a highway median after she had died in a New Jersey motel.

Prosecutors in Somerset County have charged 32-year-old David DeSantos of Henryville, Pennsylvania, with disturbing human remains. Authorities also are looking for 26-year-old Nicole Barbour of Ringwood as an accomplice.

On March 29, authorities say the pair hid the body of 29-year-old Ashley Castro, of Hopatcong, in a wooded median off Route 22 in Branchburg.

Her remains were found on April 5. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

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DeSantos' attorney, Matthew Katzenbach, tells the Courier News of Bridgewater his client voluntarily called police out of guilt to let them know where he moved the body.