High school student charged in Willingboro murder

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March 27, 2014 8:42:36 PM PDT
Police investigating the discovery of a body in a Burlington County park announced Thursday that the victim was murdered, and that they have a suspect in custody.

The body of 21-year-old Abenego Wesseh of Williamstown was found around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in Fairmount Park, just off Fairmount Drive, in Willingboro, New Jersey.

Police have arrested 19-year-old Abdullah Sheriff of Willingboro in connection with the murder of Wesseh.

Authorities allege Sheriff, a Willingboro High School student, shot Wesseh Tuesday night.

Police say they have recovered the alleged murder weapon.

A motive for the crime is not known at this time. Police continue to investigate.