Report: Police suspect former SUNY New Paltz student murdered mother

A report in the New York Daily News says the NYPD suspects 22-year-old Jared Eng, a former SUNY New Paltz student, of killing 65-year-old Paula Chin, his mother, with a knife inside their Tribeca apartment after a fight over money, then dumping her body at the family’s second residence in Morristown, NJ during the early morning hours of January 31.

Also arrested were 21-year-old Caitlyn O’Rourke, a current SUNY New Paltz student and Eng’s girlfriend, as well as 18-year-old Jennifer Lopez. All three were charged with tampering with evidence and concealing a human corpse.

In a followup article, the Daily News reports that a criminal complaint alleges Chin confessed to the crime in a speakerphone call, and includes details concerning the assistance provided by Eng’s alleged accomplices and further communications between them.


As of Thursday, Eng hasn’t been charged with murder, but additional charges are expected when the autopsy is complete.