A 38-year-old Hamilton man was indicted last week for the October 2015 murder of Jessica Prusik, Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
Tyron D. Lindsay (DOB 7.5.77), of East State Street, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder. He remains in the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $1 million bail.
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on October 6, 2015, Hamilton police received a call regarding a body in a weeded area in Roebling Park off of Sewell Street. Police responded to the location and found the body of a white female later identified as 38-year-old Prusik of Hamilton Township.
An autopsy conducted by the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Prusik’s death was caused by manual strangulation.
During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Lindsay as the last known person with the victim on October 5. Detectives were also able to place Lindsay and Prusik in a black 1992 Ford F150 extended cab. That truck was later discovered by police in Bristol, Pa. Video surveillance depicts the truck on October 6 heading toward Roebling Park and investigators found Lindsay to be in possession of Prusik’s bank cards on October 7 when he was arrested on unrelated warrants.
Assistant Prosecutor Stacey Geurds presented the case to the grand jury.
Despite having been indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.