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Bergenfield Boyfriend Charged In Missing Edgewater Woman's Murder

Jennifer "Jenny" Londono / INSET: Raphael "Ralph" Lolos
Jennifer "Jenny" Londono / INSET: Raphael "Ralph" Lolos Photo Credit: FACEBOOK photo / INSET: Courtesy BCPO
The tattoo means "Lily" or "Lilyann," the NYPD said.
The tattoo means "Lily" or "Lilyann," the NYPD said. Photo Credit: NYPD

EDGEWATER, N.J. -- A missing Edgewater woman was killed and dismembered by her Bergenfield boyfriend, authorities charged.

Raphael Lolos dumped the remains of 31-year-old Jennifer Londono in the Hudson River, then "consistently and repeatedly" used her credit cards, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said late Friday.

A torso cut from the waist to the knees was found by passersby along the rocks of Pier 44 in Red Hook three days after her mother said Londono went missing, authorities said.

It bore a sanskrit tattoo below the right hip, Grewal said.

Detectives at the 76th Precinct showed the photograph to Londono's mother, who told them her daughter got a similar tattoo -- which means "Lily" or "Lilyann" -- in tribute to her late aunt, a family friend told Daily Voice.

Soon after, a leg was discovered along the Hudson River near the 79th Street Boat Basin. It wasn't decomposed and the toenails were painted pink, the NYPD said.

The NYPD then revealed that blood with Londono's DNA was found in her boyfriend's bathtub.

City detectives working jointly with Grewal's office conducted a raid in Linden -- complete with a SWAT team -- and took Lolos into custody on Thursday, the prosecutor said.

He was returned to Bergen County, "suffered a medical episode," Grewal said, and was brought to Bergen Regional Medical Center before being transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center.

Lolos, whose parents once owned the Royal Cliffs Diner in Englewood Cliffs, remained at HUMC in the custody of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office pending a first court appearance once he's discharged, the prosecutor said.

He is charged with murder, desecration of human remains, stalking, hindering his arrest and credit card fraud.

Known as a hard worker, "Jenny" Londono managed the new Luna Lounge, on Armory Street, which had its grand opening on June 8.

Her mother said the Dwight Morrow High School graduate went missing on Sunday, June 25, after closing up the bar, law enforcement sources told Daily Voice.

Although she'd taken time away before, a close friend said family members always knew where she was.

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EDGEWATER, N.J. -- ( UPDATE ) Blood traces belonging to a missing Edgewater woman believed killed and dismembered were found by a police dog in her boyfriend's bathtub, the New York Daily News reports.

Although the NYPD officially said it was awaiting DNA test results before positively identifying her, family and friends believe a torso that washed up off Brooklyn and a leg found on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River two days later belonged to Jennifer Londono, 31.

The Daily News blood-match report appeared late Monday afternoon: Blood of missing New Jersey woman found in boyfriend's bathtub .

Sources identified the boyfriend as a 40-year-old man whose family is in the restaurant business. Daily Voice was withholding his name.

Known as a hard worker, "Jenny" Londono managed the new Luna Lounge, on Armory Street, which had its grand opening on June 8.

A candlelight ceremony was planned there at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Her mother said the Dwight Morrow High School graduate went missing on Sunday, June 25, after closing up the bar, law enforcement sources told Daily Voice.

Although she'd taken time away before, a close friend said family members always knew where she was.

A torso cut from the waist to the knees was found by passersby along the rocks of Pier 44 in Red Hook on Thursday, the NYPD said.

The next day, the department released a photo of a sanskrit tattoo found on it.

Detectives at the 76th Precinct showed the photograph to Londono's mother, who told them her daughter got a similar tattoo -- which means "Lily" or "Lilyann" -- in tribute to her late aunt, a family friend told Daily Voice.

On Monday, Daily Voice reported that a leg apparently belonging to the same victim was discovered along the Hudson River near the 79th Street Boat Basin on Saturday. It wasn't decomposed and the toenails were painted pink, the NYPD said.

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