One of the men had a cellphone video recording of the woman being tortured, a witness told police, according to court records.
Jennifer Velez Negron
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Two Berks County brothers have been charged with killing Jennifer Velez-Negron, whose burned body was found dumped in Salisbury Township, near Emmaus, on Dec. 27. The brothers also are charged with killing 2 others.
Two Berks County brothers are charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing 26-year-old Jennifer Velez-Negron, whose burned body was found dumped in Salisbury Township not far from the Emmaus border two days after Christmas. Michael Allen Wilkins, 39, and Maurice Adrian Wilkins, 32, of Fleetwood, are charged with killing Velez-Negron, who was said to have been a witness to the shooting deaths of a Palmer Township man and another man in Reading on Dec 4. According to a release from the Berks County District Attorney's office, Velez-Negron also was said to have been involved in a drug transaction that led to the murders of the two men. Her burned body was found Dec. 27 near Unami Fish and Game Club off Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Murder victim Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, formerly of Reading, was living with a friend in Salisbury Township, according to WFMZ.
Jennifer Velez-Negron was living with a friend in Salisbury Township shortly before her burning body was found two days after Christmas on a wooded residential road in the township, according to WFMZ. Velez-Negron, 26, formerly of Reading, had recently lost her job and was stressed about providing for her three children, her younger sister Yesenia Velez told WFMZ. Salisbury police discovered Velez-Negron's body after a passing motorist reported a small fire on the side of Chestnut Hill Road the morning of Dec. 27. An autopsy revealed Velez-Negron died from suffocation and was set on fire. Her body was burned beyond recognition, prompting investigators to seek the public's help identifying her. They issued a description, including the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Identity of Jennifer Velez-Negron of Reading, whose body was found burning in Salisbury Township, is confirmed today through DNA testing, Lehigh County Coroner says.
The identity of the woman whose body was found burning last month in Salisbury Township was confirmed today through DNA testing, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. She is Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading, Grim said. Investigators received clues after they released a detailed description of the body a day after it was found burning on Dec. 27 in a wooded residential area behind the Unami Fish and Game Association, 75 Chestnut Hill Road. Velez-Negron, who died from suffocation and thermal injuries, was burned beyond recognition but some distinguishing characteristics were discovered during the autopsy. One was a tattoo that said "Javi" on the right side of her neck. "However, this alone was not enough to make the positive …