4 held in death of NJ woman found in burning car

December 14, 2009 12:02:25 PM PST
Authorities in northern New Jersey say four arrests have been made in the killing of a woman found dead in a burning automobile near Newark Liberty International Airport last year. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said Monday that three arrests took place over the weekend in Philadelphia and Alexandria, Va. A fourth suspect was already in custody at the Essex County Jail. Charges include felony murder, kidnapping, robbery and arson.

The body of Tanya Worthy of Green Brook was found Oct. 28, 2008, in her BMW convertible after police received a report of a car fire.

Romankow said the Union County Homicide Task Force determined that Worthy knew the defendants and was targeted because she was carrying money obtained from criminal activity.