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Duo Dumps Teen's Body in New Jersey Woods After She Dies at 1 Man's Home: Police

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    Duo Dumps Teen's Body in New Jersey Woods After She Dies at 1 Man's Home: Police
    New Jersey State Police
    Jose Felix-Sosa and Jose Sosa-Ayala are accused of dumping Danyelle Minerva's body in Alloway Township, New Jersey.

    Two men stand accused of dumping a missing South Jersey teenager's body in a rural area of Salem County.

    Danyelle Minerva, of Atco, had been missing since October before tree trimmers found her body on Jan. 11 off Woodstown-Alloway Road in Alloway Township.

    State Police arrested Jose Sosa-Ayala, 40, and Jose Felix-Sosa, 45, on Thursday and charged the men with disposing of Minerva's body. Missing New Jersey Teen’s Body Found in WoodsMissing New Jersey Teen’s Body Found in Woods

    Police said they are investigating the death of 19-year-old Danyelle Minerva, whose body was found in the woods near Salem County on Monday.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

    Minerva died while at Sosa-Ayala's Bridgeton home in October, said police. After finding the 19-year-old dead, the men loaded her into Sosa-Ayala's 2005 Toyota Tundra and dumped her in the woods, said police.

    The investigation into how Minerva died remained ongoing -- there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body. But, earlier, police said her death was being investigated as suspicious.

    Her family and friends say on a Facebook page set up to find her that she hadn't been seen since Oct. 15. The page shared news of her death Tuesday night.

     

    So sad to announce that Danyelle has been found & she has passed. Not too much information at this time. But thank you to everyone who shared & kept us in your prayers ❤️ rest easy angel.

    Posted by Help Find Danyelle Minerva on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Both Bridgeton men were sent to Salem County Jail on conspiracy, desecration of human remains and endangerment charges unable to post bails of $600,000 for Sosa-Ayala and $500,000 for Felix-Sosa.