HAMILTOWN TWP. (WTXF) - Officials have arrested the person they say is responsible for murdering a man whose body was found near a New Jersey creek last weekend.
Rufus Thompson, 29, was arrested Saturday morning at a friend's home in Trenton. He has been charged with murder, felony, murder, robbery, kidnapping and weapons offenses in the death of 20-year-old Danny Diaz-Delgado.
Diaz-Delgado's body was found Saturday, March 24 near Assunpink Creek in Hamilton Township. Officials say Diaz-Delgado was found face down and unresponsive with his hands tied behind his back and duct tape around his face. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, head and leg.
According to a police affidavit, Diaz-Delgado was trying to buy a PlayStation that was advertised on social media for his younger brother when he disappeared.
Images pulled from ATM transactions later that night show Thompson extracted an additional $700 money from the victim's bank account, per the affidavit. Diaz-Delgado had originally withdrawn $240 to cover the cost of the PlayStation.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Gary Wasko or Detective Michael Castaldo at (609) 989-6406. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.