Arrest Made in Murder of Sarah Butler of Montclair
Yesterday, Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, age 20, of Orange was arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of disturbing of human remains.
An autopsy determined that Butler died as a result of compression of the neck and her death was ruled a homicide. An investigation by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force led to Wheeler-
Weaver being arrested last night.
The suspect's bail has been set at $1million; he'll be arraigned in Essex County Superior Court at a later date.
Butler's family had reported her missing two days before Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 23, when they were unable to reach her by phone. Family friends report that Butler was "very close" to her family.
The New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office today announced that Butler's death was determined by autopsy to have been a homidice and that her body was placed in the Reservation.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force Tips Line at 877-847-7432 . Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder.
No further information is available at this time.