Housemate charged with arson, slaying of woman missing after Ocean Township fire

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Authorities say the housemate of a New Jersey woman missing since their home burned down last year has been indicted on murder, arson and other charges.

According to Monmouth County prosecutors, a grand jury returned a 16-count indictment Tuesday against Ronald Teschner, 49, in the alleged slaying of Jacqueline Terrulli, 65.

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The victim went missing after the Sept. 12 blaze in the Ocean Township home.

Authorities said they found Teschner the next day in Paterson, driving her SUV with her shotguns and jewelry inside.

A call was made to Teschner's public defender, who said earlier that his client maintains his innocence.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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