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Murder Suspect Captured in Gloucester City

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GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Thadius Wyatt Oswald, (DOB 7/23/99), of Paulsboro, NJ, was arrested and charged Monday, August 13, 2018, with the shooting death of 32-year-old Misael Ruiz Garcia of Woodbury, New Jersey, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced.

On August 11, 2018, at approximately 11:33 pm, Woodbury City Police officers were dispatched to 53B E. Centre Street, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey for a reported shooting.  Upon arrival, responding officers discovered Mr. Garcia’s body outside his residence. 

An autopsy performed by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin on August 12, 2018, concluded that Mr. Garcia’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force took Oswald into custody without incident in Gloucester City, New Jersey. 

Oswald, a 19-year-old factory worker, is charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with first-degree murder; first-degree robbery; second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon; third-degree theft; and third-degree burglary.  He is being held in Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office believes there are additional witnesses who may provide crucial information in this investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. John Petroski of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-498-6238 or Det. Alex Phillips Woodbury City Police Department at 609-352-3919. 

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Agencies assisting in the investigation are the Woodbury City Police Department; the West Deptford Police Department; Harrison Township Police Department; Gloucester City Police Department; Camden County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit; the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department; NJSP Real-Time Crime Center-South; the New Jersey State Police; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and the U.S. Marshal’s Service New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force; and the Woodbury Fire Department.

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