2 men charged with dumping body of woman reported missing

Authorities say two men dumped a 19-year-old woman’s body in a rural, wooded area in southern New Jersey after the woman reported missing by her family died in their home.

State police said Friday that Jose Sosa-Ayala and Jose Felix-Sosa, both of Bridgeton, were arrested on Thursday after an investigation into the death of 19-year-old Danyelle Minerva. They were charged with conspiracy, desecration of human remains and endangering the welfare of a victim.

A spokeswoman for the Salem County prosecutor says it’s not known if the men have lawyers.

Minerva’s body was found in Alloway Township by tree service workers on Jan. 11. She had been reported missing by her family in October.

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Her cause of death has yet to be determined. Police say there were no obvious signs of physical trauma.

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