A New Jersey woman was buried alive and now two men are facing murder charges.

41 year old Fatima Perez was found Wednesday in a shallow grave in Monroe Township, about 20 miles from her Camden home.  She went missing on Monday.

Carlos Alicea-Antonetti and Ramon Ortiz have been charged with first degree murder and are being held on $5 million bail.

"Alicea-Antonetti admitted to detectives that they put Miss Perez in the hole, that they poured lime on her and they buried her," Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah said.  "He advised detectives that she was still alive when they buried her."

Perez was found with duct tape over her mouth and eyes.  A medical examiner ruled the cause of death was asphyxiation.

Authorities believe Perez had $8,000 with her in order to buy a car, and think that Alicea-Antonetti was with her.  They later recovered about $7,000 from Alicea-Antonetti.

Alicea-Antonetti is a landscaper and Ortiz is reportedly an employee of his.


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