Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Stratford Police Chief Ronald Morello reported the indictment of a Stratford man accused of murdering his wife in February.

A Grand Jury indicted Mario Flores, 33, on first-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting 35-year-old Roxanne Flores at their Stratford home.

The victim was found deceased in her bedroom from a gunshot when police responded at approximately 1:32 a.m. on February 20th to her home on the unit block of Wright Avenue in Stratford for a well-being check.

Before police were called to the home, a sergeant on patrol in the area observed a blue Nissan Armada, later determined to belong to Mario Flores, pull out of the Flores residence around 12:50 a.m. and continue eastbound onto Route 30. Detectives spoke with family members and learned Mario Flores had dropped off his young daughter at a relative’s home in Lindenwold at approximately 1 a.m.

According to witness statements, Mario and Roxanne Flores were having marital problems and allegedly had an argument in which a handgun was involved.

During the investigation, detectives received information indicating that Mario Flores was near Alexandria, Virginia, and notified authorities there. Alexandria City Police conducted a vehicle stop and detained him at approximately 8 a.m. on February 20th. He was extradited from Virginia to New Jersey. Flores is currently being held in the Camden County Jail.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Released Thursday, June 16, 2016.