U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos of the District of New Jersey, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Berlin Township Police Chief Leonard Check announced the U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a Berlin Township man wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend.
Michael Eitel, 45, has been sought by the U.S. Marshals Service and local authorities since Thursday when a warrant for his arrest was issued for the murder of 39-year-old Carol Bowne.
Berlin Township Police were dispatched at 10:17 p.m. on Wednesday to Bowne’s residence on the 100 block of Patton Avenue for 911 calls about an assault.
Officers arrived and found the victim lying in the driveway outside her home. She was suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Bowne was transported to Virtua Hospital in Berlin. She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:22 p.m.
Eitel is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approached by the general public.
Eitel stands approximately 6-foot-3 and weighs about 265 pounds. A photo of the suspect is posted below.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Matt McKeown of the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (Camden Division) at (856) 964-4759 or call 911.
Released Friday, June 5, 2015.