The Brick woman who murdered her wife with a wine chiller in 2020 then fled to the southwest United States before being extradited to New Jersey has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Ocean County, announced Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer on Wednesday.

Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, left, was charged with murdering Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, right.
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, left, was charged with murdering Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, right.

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Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, 49, of Brick Township, was indicted on the charges of Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in the death of Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus.

Brick Police responded to a residence on Creek Road for a report of an unresponsive female on May 17, 2020 and found Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom of the residence.

The Ocean County Medical Examiner performed a post-mortem examination the next day and determined the manner of her death to be a homicide.

An investigation run by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Police Detectives and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit led investigators to learn that both women resided at the Creek Road residence.

Detectives determined that Mayra had used a cylindrical container to murder Rebecca and her injuries matched the weaponized container.

A warrant was then issued for the arrest of Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus who was taken into custody by law enforcement in Houston, Texas and then extradited back to New Jersey.

Mayra has been in the Ocean County Jail since that date.

Prosecutor Billhimer said that Ocean County Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Robert Cassidy, Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Angelo and Assistant Prosecutor Genna Moscato are handling the case on behalf of the State.

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