Police: Somerset Man Among Two Charged In Connection With Teen’s Death

A 22-year-old township man was among two men charged Feb. 24 in connection with the apparent drug-related death of a 17-year-old girl.

Andrew A. Lindo of Somerset and William A. King, 22, of Edison, were charged with 3rd Degree endangering the welfare of a child, 3rd Degree hindering apprehension and 4th Degree tampering with physical evidence, police said.

Lindo and King are currently being held in the Middlesex County Jail, North Brunswick, on $75,000 bail each, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police were called to the Hilton Garden Inn at Raritan Center, Edison, at about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and found the victim, Rose Carlin of the Fords section of Woodbridge, in a motel room. Carlin was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m., according to the release.

An investigation by Edison police Det. Michael S. Michalski and Middlsex County Prosecutor’s Det. Gregory Morris indicated that Carlin’s death was drug-related, according to the release. A final cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is performed, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michalski of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Detective Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4054.

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