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NJ man arrested in connection with New Years Eve homicide: prosecutor

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 15:42:40-05

LINDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with killing a woman in his apartment on New Years Eve, according to Union County Prosecutors and Linden police.

The incident took place on Thursday at 8:08 p.m. in Linden. Police responded to 62-year-old Edward T. Sokowski's apartment and found 62-year-old Kim Lewandowski, also of Linden, having sustained serious injury, prosecutors said. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Lewandowski was pronounced dead.

An investigation resulted in Sokowski being identified as a suspect. A medical examiner ruled Lewandowski's death a homicide by manual strangulation.

Sokowski was arrested and taken into Union County jail Friday evening.