New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Slaying of Woman Found in Woods in Suitcase - NBC 10 Philadelphia

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Slaying of Woman Found in Woods in Suitcase

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    New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Slaying of Woman Found in Woods in Suitcase
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    A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase in the woods more than four years ago.

    Thirty-one-year-old Steven Stallworth of Pleasantville also pleaded guilty Monday to desecrating human remains in the death of 30-year-old Tara Alicea.

    Atlantic County prosecutors said the Monroeville resident's body was found by a hunter in January 2014 in the woods a wooded area of Egg Harbor Township.

    The New Jersey medical examiner's office said she was strangled between July 2013 and December 2013. Her remains were identified after photographs of her tattoos were distributed.

    Body Found Outside Mall

    [PHI] Body Found Outside Mall
    Police say a body was outside a mall in a suitcase in Egg Harbor Township. The body has not been identified, but police say it's a woman's body.
    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014)

    Prosecutors say Stallworth will face up to 28 years in prison and must serve at least 85 percent of the term before being eligible for early release.