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Boyfriend of Missing New Jersey Woman Arrested on Murder, Other Charges

What to Know

  • Jennifer "Jenny" Londono has been missing for weeks
  • Police arrested her boyfriend, alleging he murdered her and dumped her remains in NYC waterways
  • Londono's friends gathered at her business in Englewood to remember her and support one another

The boyfriend of a New Jersey woman whose remains were found scattered in waters across New York City has been arrested for her murder, police say. 

Raphael Lolos, 40, was arrested and charged with murder, desecration of human remains, hindering apprehension, credit card fraud, and stalking. 

Lolos, of Bergenfield, was arrested following a joint investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the NYPD. 

In recent weeks, the remains of 31-year-old Jennifer "Jenny" Londono have been found in the Hudson River and Brooklyn’s Red Hook Channel. 

Police allege Lolos murdered Londono and discarded her remains in the waterways. They say Lolos repeatedly used Londono's credit cards until the time of his arrest on Thursday. 

It wasn't immediately known if Lolos had an attorney who could comment on the charges. 

Friends of Londono gathered outside her Englewood business to console one another on a rainy night Friday. 

"He had no right to take her away from everybody that loved her," Elsie Torres said outside the Luna Lounge, where Londono was manager. 

"I'm still shocked, I'm devastated," Torres said. "I feel like Jenny was an amazing woman and this guy didn't deserve to be with her." 

Earlier this week, on Monday night, friends gathered outside the business for a vigil after body parts were discovered in New York City waterways. 

Authorities say a leg found in the Hudson River over the weekend and part of a torso found in Brooklyn last week belong to Londono, who has been missing since June 25. 

Dozens of people came out to light candles, place flowers and demand justice for their friend. They gathered at a memorial outside the Luna Lounge in Englewood, New Jersey, where Londono was a manager. 

"Personally, I won't rest until I hear who did this," Andres Giraldo, a friend of Londono, said. 

A jogger discovered a woman's lower leg as she was running beside the Hudson River near West 79th Street on Saturday afternoon, according to The New York Post. Police said the leg found in the Hudson wasn’t badly decomposed and that its toenails were painted pink, the Post reported. 

Saturday's grisly discovery came less than a week after a headless and partially legless torso was found in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Channel by a couple walking by the water on Tuesday.

After the torso was recovered in Brooklyn, police released an image of a tattoo found on the body in the hopes of identifying the woman.

Last Friday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said a New Jersey woman identified the torso as belonging to her daughter, who had a similar tattoo dedicated to her late aunt. 

Londono was on the verge of making her professional dreams come true when she went missing, opening the lounge in Englewood just a month ago. She had saved her money working as a bartender and at other jobs for many years, her friends and family said. 

"For the past few days, I try to close my eyes every night, just to think that this is a dream and she's gonna come back," Londono's friend, Marcela Toro, said. 

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