County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Fred Tavener of the Plainsboro Police
Department said today that a man from Camden County has been arrested in the
death of a Plainsboro woman who was found deceased in her apartment on June 10,
C. Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, in Camden County, was arrested yesterday and
charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a
weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree.
charges were filed following an investigation by the Plainsboro Police
Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
August 21, 2019, Saal was apprehended at his residence by members of the
Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Plainsboro Police Department, with
the assistance of the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County
Prosecutor’s Office - Homicide Unit.
sincerely thank and commend the many dedicated members of law enforcement who have
worked tirelessly to solve this homicide and apprehend the defendant. The
investigation has been a top priority since the crime occurred,” said Middlesex
Prosecutor Andrew Carey. “I hope that the arrest brings at least some sense of
peace to the friends and family of Carolyn, as well as the greater community.”
investigation determined that on June 10, 2019, Saal, a coworker at a marketing
firm in the Plainsboro area, killed 26-year-old Carolyn Byington, of Plainsboro
in her apartment when she went home for lunch.
Plainsboro Police responded to the home after they were asked by other coworkers
to do a wellness check on the victim at approximately 5:57 pm. Upon arrival the
police found the victim deceased in her apartment. She was pronounced dead at 7:36
investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to
call Detective Tim McMahon of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333
ext. 1627, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
at (732) 745-4436.
in the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Saal are merely accusations
and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.