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.
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.
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.
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.