Case Put To Rest, McGinnis To Serve Prison Time for Murder

By Marisa Murphy
February 1, 2019 – 5:05pm

TOMS RIVER, NJ – 11 months after 20-year-old Cody Macpherson’s remains were found, 27-year-old Alan McGinnis has pled guilty to the murder that took place in September of 2017. Ocean County Prosecutors have sentenced 27-year-old Alan McGinnis to 30 years in the New Jersey State Prison for one count of first-degree murder. McGinnis also admitted to stabbing MacPherson in the neck and chest.

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McGinnis and MacPherson were in an altercation with each other in September 2017, over girlfriend Caitlyn Huertas. McGinnis later stabbed Macpherson in his sleep, carried his body out of the Browns Mills home, and into his truck where he later drove the body to a wooded area in Ocean County and dumped MacPherson. His skeletal remains were found in March 2018 during a conducted controlled burn of the wooded area by district warden Richard Burn.

Marisa Murphy can be reached at mmurphy@wbncnews.com

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