RNJ News Department

Two Dover men charged in connection with Rockaway Twp. death

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) -Two Dover men have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the death last week of Michael Millan, 56, of Rockaway Township whose body was found in a wooded area on East Blackwell Street in Rockaway Township, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Rockaway Township Police Chief Martin McParland said.

Jeysi Joran Carnales-Cardona, known as “Joran,” 37, was charged Sunday with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, witness tampering, and hindering apprehension.

Francisco Gonzales-Domingues, 36, was charged Sunday with endangering an injured victim.

On September 6, at about 5:08 p.m., law enforcement received a 911 call regarding a deceased male discovered in an area adjacent to the Lakeland Bus Company on East Blackwell Street. The victim, later identified as Millan and was known to live in the wooded area, which is known to have a population of homeless individuals.

A subsequent post-mortem examination of the victim revealed multiple stab wounds to his chest area. It was also discovered that Millan had multiple injuries to his head area.

An investigation revealed that Millan was assaulted and stabbed to death on September 4, two days earlier. The investigation also revealed that Carnales-Cardona, an acquaintance of the victim, was responsible for the victim’s death.

It was also discovered that Carnales-Cardona was with multiple other males during this assault, including Gonzales-Domingues, who was aware that the victim had been assaulted and injured and made no effort to provide assistance to the victim, either personally or through a third-party, such as medical aid.

It is also alleged that in the days following the death of the victim, Carnales-Cardona tampered with a witness regarding information related to the victim’s death and allegeldy provided false information to law enforcement during the course of this investigation.

Both were lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a first appearance in court.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  If anyone has any information about the individuals described in this press release, or the circumstances surrounding these crimes, they are strongly encouraged to contact the Rockaway Township Police Department at 973-625-4000, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, or Morris County Crimestoppers at 973-COP-CALL (973-267-2255).

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook