BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Saturday, the New Jersey authorities announced that 29-year-old Rufus Thompson was taken into custody, being accused of kidnapping and shooting 20-year-old Danny Diaz-Delgado. The New Jersey man allegedly lured his victim using an online ad for a PlayStation.
New Jersey Man Is a Convicted Felon, Authorities Declared
According to the authorities, on the 24th of March, Danny Diaz-Delgado’s body would be recovered from the Assunpink Creek, after being discovered on one of the banks by a Hamilton Township resident.
The coroner ruled Diaz-Delgado’s death homicide. According to the post-mortem examination, the 20-year-old man was gagged and tied before being tossed in the river. The authorities stated that the man had multiple layers of duct tape wrapped around his head and that his hands were tied with the same tape.
The investigation later revealed that, before vanishing, Diaz-Delgado was due to meet a New Jersey man, probably at his home, to negotiate the price of a gaming console. The individual was later identified as 29-year-old Rufus Thompson, a convicted felon.
Thompson was arrested, being a person of interest in Diaz-Delgado’s disappearance of murder.
During his police interview, the New Jersey man confessed into killing Danny and tossing his body in the Assunpink Creek.
According to his testimony, the two of them started chatting some time after Thompson posted a Facebook ad about selling a used PlayStation.
Diaz-Delgado contacted him and the two agreed to meet and discuss further. However, when Diaz-Delgado arrived at Thompson’s home, the man assaulted him and forced his victim into giving him access to his bank account.
The investigation reveals that Thompson tortured his victim before shooting his seven times in the leg, torso, and the back of his head. More than that, it appears that the shooter used his victim’s debit card at least a couple of times before he was apprehended.
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