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New Jersey Suspect Accused Of Murder Claimed Woman He Met On Dating App Died So He Burned Her Body

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Source: Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jul. 28 2022, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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A New Jersey man claimed a woman he met on a dating app died after she fell unconscious during erotic asphyxiation, so he set her body on fire, authorities said.

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Around 6:30 a.m. on July 26, police responding to a report of possible human remains near a cemetery in Hamilton Township discovered a burnt body belonging to who they later identified as 39-year-old Lisa Lloyd, of Ewing.

The victim had a cord around her neck, police said.

Detectives investigating the death gathered and reviewed surveillance video from the area and noted a Chevy S10 pickup truck with New Jersey plates stopped in the area where the remains were located and a large fire was seen blazing next to the vehicle minutes later, according to police, KYW-TV reported.

Officers stopped the Chevy S10 later that afternoon and detained the driver, Harley Wildmann, 42.

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According to a probable-cause affidavit obtained by The Trentonian, Wildmann claimed to detectives that Lloyd agreed to be bound during sex, including with a cord around her neck, and at one point she began “groaning, twitching and convulsing,” and she fell unconscious.

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Following Lloyd’s death, Wildmann allegedly said he panicked and wrapped the woman’s body in a blanket and trash bag and then stored it inside a garbage can at his residence for a day, the affidavit states.

Wildmann faces multiple charges in connection to Lloyd’s death, including first-degree murder, second-degree desecration of human remains, and evidence tampering.

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