Authorities say a man whose body was found on the bank of a New Jersey creek had been shot multiple times. The Mercer County prosecutor's office said 20-year-old Danny Diaz-Delgado of was found dead late last month near Assunpink Creek in Hamilton Township.
Officials said Diaz-Delgado was shot multiple times in the torso, head and leg.
Diaz-Delgado had gone online to look for a used game system to buy one of his younger brothers. Prosecutors say he found someone selling a PS4 and went on March 23 to meet them to make the purchase in Trenton's East Ward. He never made it home.
Police have now arrested Rufus Thompson in connection with the case. In a probable cause affidavit, prosecutors say Thompson tied him up with pink duct tape and black electrical cord and shot him.
Diaz-Delgado reportedly withdrew money from the bank and met the seller of the game console who kidnaped him and tortured him in the woods while demanding more money. Police sources told the Trentonian that the attacker used torture tactics to coerce Diaz-Delgado into giving up his debit card PIN before his murder.
Police found an empty PS4 box in Thompson's home along with a roll of pink duct tape and a TV with a cut power cord.
Diaz-Delgado's funeral was held this past weekend. Thompson appeared in court on Monday to plead not guilty to murder charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.