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May 20, 2020

New Jersey fugitive allegedly killed wife with wine chiller

Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, of Ocean County, faces murder and weapons charges

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Wine chiller homicide Source/Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Mayra Gavilanez-Electus, 48, of Ocean County, New Jersey, is facing murder charges for allegedly killing her wife, Rebecca, 32, with a wine chiller.

Police are searching for an Ocean County woman who allegedly killed her wife with a wine chiller.

Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, 48, of Brick Township, has been charged with murdering Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, 32, according to a joint statement released by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Brick Township Police Department. She also faces related weapons offenses.

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Police found Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus dead Sunday in an upstairs bedroom at the apartment the couple shared on Creek Road. Investigators determined that a "cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine" was used to kill her. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Brick police detective Ken Steinberg at (732) 262-1113 or detective John Carroll of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at (732) 929-4760, ext. 3964.

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