A Brick man has admitted to discarding a dead body in Wall Township in May of 2018, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

Edward Ramirez, 51, of Brick, has plead guilty to 2nddegree Disturbing or Desecrating Human Remains, for his role in discarding the deceased body of Jamie Leis, 35.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Ramirez faces 5 years in prison when he returns for sentencing on October 25 before the Honorable Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr.

The charge stems from a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wall Township Police Department.

On May 17, 2018, around 10:29 am, Wall Police responded to the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive for a call reporting the discovery of a body wrapped in a tarp.

Police later determined that the tarp contained the deceased remains of Jamie Leis.

The investigation led to discovery of critical video surveillance from a nearby house.

That surveillance showed that at around 2:00 am a work style van stopped in the area of Rockefeller Drive and Brighton Avenue, before a male, later identified as Edward Ramirez exited the van, opened the rear doors and discarded Jami Leis’s body near the curb.

Through the recovery of additional surveillance videos from that time period, police were able to determine where the van fled as well as its license plate.

Police were able to determine that Ramirez was the operator of that van and arrested him on June 5, 2018.

This case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Cummings.

Ramirez is represented by Anthony Aldorasi, Esq.

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