Man charged in connection with SI teen's death

S.I. man charged in connection with ex-girlfriend's death
April 5, 2008 4:20:59 PM PDT
Authorities Saturday charged a Staten Island man with illegally disposing the body of his ex-girl-friend in New Jersey's Pinelands. Investigators arrested Thomas Paolino yesterday in Staten Island.

Today he waived extradiction to New Jersey, where hikers found the body of 19-year-old Jessica Tush Thursday.

Sources tell Eyewitness News officers tracked Paolino using EZ pass.

Investigators reportedly found scratches on his body.

He maintains his innocence.