A Camden County man who has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife has been indicted by a grand jury.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer says 49-year-old Shawn Lichtfuss of Voorhees Township was charged in connection to the death of 38-year-old Stefanie Caraway. Caraway was found dead on August 3rd in a bedroom inside Lichtfuss’ home. Lichtfuss was arrested that same day.

Authorities say the medical examiner determined the cause of Caraway's death to be, "neck compression," and ruled the manner of to be homicide.

Shortly after the crime, in a press release, Mayer's office said the Voorhees Twp. Police Department received a call from a person who was concerned about Lichtfuss' well-being after receiving text messages that implied that he may harm himself.

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Mayer said, "officers arrived at Lichtfuss’s residence located on the 1400 block of Lincoln Drive in the Village Apartments. Upon receiving no response at the door, officers made entry into the residence. Once inside, they located the victim’s deceased body in a bedroom. Lichtfuss was not located inside the residence."

That evening, Lichtfuss was found at a Royal Farms convenience store parking lot that's located next to the Voorhees Twp. Police Department and arrested.

Lichtfuss has a post-indictment arraignment scheduled for November 1st.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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