A 24-year-old warehouse worker has been arrested on charges of murder, weapon possession, and hindering his own arrest, Bicycle Retailer reported today
. Christian V. Giron was a co-worker of Jeanette Willem at Jamis. Prosecutors say Giron used a hammer as his weapon and stole Willem's credit cards as well as a company credit card, drove home and changed his clothes and then returned to the office where he called 911. They say he confessed to the crimes at the Northvale police department soon after.
Willem's brother has launched a GoFundMe campaign
to assist with the family's memorial and travel costs.
Jamis Bikes announced today that a suspect has been taken into custody in the murder investigation following an employee's death. The body was discovered early this morning at Jamis' headquarters in Northvale, NJ.
The victim, Jeanette Willem, was a Jamis employee for 20 years and a beloved wife, mother, and friend in the bike community, Jamis said in a press release. "We are devastated," the brand wrote.
Jamis has also requested that the privacy of Willem's friends and family be respected. The company's offices will be closed until November 1.
The Bergen County's Major Crimes unit and the Northvale Police Department continue to investigate the incident. They believe that the suspect taken into custody was the only individual involved in the killing, Bicycle Retailer reported
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Our sincere condolences from Pinkbike to everyone affected by this tragic, senseless act.