Elizabeth Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend

Bertin Rodriguez-Reyes (Photo credit: Union County Prosecutor’s Office)

ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 30-year-old man last night and charged him with the stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.

Bertin Rodriguez-Reyes, also known as Bryan Rodriguez, was arrested after investigators tracked him to Lakewood. said Romankow. He was taken into custody without incident a day after his girlfriend was discovered slain inside the couple’s Stiles Street apartment.


The victim, Jackeline Guillen, 21, was discovered around 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 24, by a relative according to Romankow. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:04 p.m. An autopsy was performed on Monday and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.

“This is a crime that should not have happened,” said Romankow, “but the task force acted quickly and accurately to ensure that Rodriguez-Reyes was captured and charged.”

Rodriguez-Reyes is being held at the Union County Jail on $1.5 million bail and will make his first court appearance in the coming days.

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