Arrest warrant issued in death of NJ woman found burned on railroad tracks

BRIDGEWATER, MA (WPVI) -- Police now say the murder of a New Jersey native in New England was a revenge killing.

29-year-old Ashley Bortner grew up in Paulsboro, Gloucester County, and was found dead along some train tracks this month in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

On Tuesday, investigators issued an arrest warrant for 43-year-old Fernando Owens.

They say Owens gagged and burned Bortner because he believed she was somehow involved in his son's shooting death, the night before.

Owens remains at large and police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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