Camden County

Suspect in Deadly Stabbing and Beating in New Jersey Arrested in Bensalem

Shawn Massey is charged with first-degree murder in the December 2020 killing of Joseph Bottino

Shawn Massey
Camden County Prosecutor's Office

A man who was charged with stabbing and beating another man to death at a southern New Jersey campsite was arrested in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, police said.

Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, was taken into custody around 4 p.m. A Bensalem police officer was driving in Bensalem Township when he recognized Massey, according to investigators. Massey was taken into custody without incident.

Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, is accused of killing Joseph Bottino, 54, of Gloucester Township, in Pine Hill on Dec. 23. Family members told police Bottino was known to hunt in the area.

A medical examiner determined Bottino had died of multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries.

When detectives went to speak to Massey, his relatives reported him missing and said they had not heard from him since Dec. 23.

Massey was formally charged with first-degree murder on Saturday. He is currently being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility and awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

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