2nd suspect in custody for murder of Khalil Wallace

WOODBINE, N.J. - October 9, 2011

At 1:00 p.m. Sunday, 27-year-old Andre Gross of Millville, N.J. turned himself in at the New Jersey State Police Bridgeton Station.

Gross was one of two men sought in connection with the Khalil Wallace murder investigation.

After processing he will be remanded to the Cumberland County Jail in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.

19-year-old Boris Curwen of Millville turned himself in at the State Police Woodbine Station Saturday. He was processed and then remanded to the Cape May County Jail.

Both suspects are charged with Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping, Hindering Apprehension, and Weapons Offenses. Bail was set at $1,000,000 no cash, for both.

The decomposing body of 19-year-old Khalil Wallace was found in a lake along Dragston Road in Downe Township, Cumberland County. Wallace was identified by his fingerprints and suffered at least 1 gunshot wound.

Wallace was a former standout athlete at Millville High and Rowan University.

"I feel sorry about that cause he was well known around here, so I feel sad about it," Jose Santiage of Woodbine said.

"It's a terrible thing. It's tragic. Everybody loves him and everybody cares. Everybody's still thinking of him," Ebony Rosa of Woodbine said.

A former standout athlete at Millville High and Rowan University, and described as the devoted father of an 8-month-old daughter, Wallace was last seen on September 20th getting into a van in front of the Dollar Plus Store on Washington Avenue.

His family, gathered at Wallace's home on Friday, mounted an active search for Khalil using Facebook and fliers posted around town.

"Whether it was done out of hate, I don't know. I don't know the whole story but it's a shame. What hurts for me is his family and his little daughter," Woodbine resident John Weldon said.

Wallace's cell phone was found in Philadelphia. When he disappeared he was awaiting trial on drug distribution charges.

Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.