PLAINSBORO –A Camden County man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with killing a Plainsboro woman who was his coworker, authorities said on Thursday.

The suspect, Kenneth C. Saal, 30, of Lindenwold faces a first-degree murder charge and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Plainsboro Police Department said in a joint statement.

Police said that Saal was a coworker of the victim, Carolyn Byington, 26, of Plainsboro, and alleged that he killed her when she went to her apartment for lunch.

Police found Byington dead in her Plainsboro apartment on June 10 after coworkers became concerned and called the police.

The alleged suspect and Byington worked at a marketing firm in the Plainsboro area, police said.

The investigation led police to Saal, who was arrested with the help from the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

“I hope that this arrest brings at least some sense of peace to the friends and family of Carolyn, as well as the greater community,” said Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Though police have the suspect they allege killed Byington, the investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call Plainsboro Detective Tim McMahon at 609-799-2333, ext. 1627 or county prosecutor Detective David Abromaitis at 732-745-4436.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.

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