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The bodies of a missing woman and her 3-month-old baby have been recovered, and the woman's ex-boyfriend has been charged with two counts of murder.
Ricardo Santiago, 34, of Millville, was charged after surrendering on Tuesday night, police in Vineland, New Jersey say. He is being held on $1 million cash bail.
Also Tuesday night, the bodies of 34-year-old Neidy Ramirez and her daughter, Genesis, were recovered.
Police say Santiago led officers to the bodies, which were in a rural area of west Cumberland County. Police did not give a specific location.
While the motive remains under investigation, police appear to have some indication as to what happened.
"They were co-parents and it appears there was some sort of dispute," said Lt. Matthew Finley of Vineland City police.
Police said the family of the victims, including baby Genesis' biological father, have been notified.
Neidy Ramirez had two other children, a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old. Police said Santiago is the father of the 5-year-old. Those children are now with family members.
On Saturday, a coworker found Ramirez's abandoned 2005 Chevy Trailblazer on northbound Route 55 near milepost 45.3.
When Ramirez didn't show up for work Monday morning, the friend informed others. The family went to Route 55, saw the vehicle, and immediately called police.
Detectives say Santiago has been cooperative. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.