Nearly two weeks after Monmouth County investigators found a dead body wrapped in tarp near Route 18 in Wall Township, the man who allegedly put it there is arrested, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.

Edward Ramirez, 51, Brick, was arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of Jamie Leis, 35, who was found dead near Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive in Wall on May 17.

Ramirez has been charged with Disturbing Human Remains.

Wall Police respond to the initial call around 10:29 am on the 17th and found the body of Leis wrapped in tarp and immediately called the MCPO for backup.

Investigators didn't see any visible injuries to Leis but authorities are still awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how and why she died.

Anyone with information that may be of interest to the investigation is urged to call Detective Kevin Condon of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443, or Detective Anthony Lacher of the Wall Township Police Department at 732-449-4500 Ext 1186.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text "MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

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