Missing NJ Woman's Body Found; Husband Charged

Sunday, Jun 26, 2011  |  Updated 7:03 PM EDT
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Missing NJ Woman's Body Found; Husband Charged

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Monmouth County prosecutors say the body of a missing mother of two small boys has been found buried off the Garden State Parkway, and they've charged her estranged husband with murder.

Bail for 31-year-old Oscar Prior-Ramirez of Eatontown was set at $1.5 million. He's been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons since 26-year-old Viridiana Beltran Gomez went missing last month, and it's not clear if he's retained a lawyer.

Beltran-Gomez's body was found late Saturday afternoon, buried about 100 feet off the roadway near milemarker 119 in Aberdeen.

County prosecutor Peter Warshaw says investigators believe Beltran-Gomez died May 13, the day after she was last seen leaving her job at a Red Bank restaurant, but it's not clear how she was killed.

An autopsy was planned for Sunday.

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