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Man arrested in killing of jogger found in lake at Lincoln Park: prosecutor

Posted: 6:55 AM, Mar 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-31 17:37:10-04

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A man was arrested Sunday in the sexual assault and murder of a jogger whose body was found in a lake at Lincoln Park, according to the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor.

Carolina Cano was found dead in a Jersey City park lake on March 24, 2019, officials say. (Picture provided)

Jorge Rios, 33, of Jersey City, is charged with felony murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

The arrest comes a week after Carolina Cano's body was pulled from a lake in Lincoln Park.

Cano had left home to go for a run when she disappeared, according to her roommate.

The 45-year-old nanny had work that day, but never showed.

The medical examiner later determined Cano's cause of death was "homicidal violence," including strangulation and water submersion.

Jorge Rios was arrested on March 31, 2019, for the murder of Carolina Cano, according to the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. (Prosecutor)

Rios has been transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, according to the Hudson County prosecutor.

Cano's killing has prompted increased security in the area of Lincoln Park.

On Saturday, officers joined joggers, families with strollers, and others enjoying the spring weather at the park.

“Being in the park today, I saw lots of increased security for sure,” said Megan Carolan, who lives in Jersey City.