WILLINGBORO, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Terrence J. Matthews has been identified as the suspect who police say killed his ex-girlfriend’s grandmother and younger brother earlier this week.

Matthews, 23, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of kidnapping, and other related charges.


Officers were called to a Wawa on Springside Road in Westampton Township for a report of a woman in distress, who told a store employee that her family had been murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The 22-year-old woman fled before officers arrived, reports Fox29.

Police then responded to a home on the 100 block of Eastbrook Lane to conduct a wellness check. Once inside the home, they found the bodies of Jennifer Vassell, 68, and her 9-year-old grandson Ishon Mathiln Jr.


Geo quick facts: Willingboro Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 31,629 reflecting a decline of 1,379 from the 33,008 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 3,283 from the 36,291 counted in the 1990 Census – Wikipedia.