Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz, 29, of Lakewood, has been identified as the victim of the murder that occurred in Lakewood on August 31, 2020. Jorge Santiago-Garcia has been charged in connection with this murder. Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz identity was previously withheld pending notification to his next-of kin.

The press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.