A MAN has been charged with reckless manslaughter after a teen allegedly died of neck injuries during a “rough sex” romp in the backseat of her car.
Cops say Francis Victoria Garcia, 19, of Maywood, New Jersey, was found dead in a car park on Saturday morning after a 911 call was made.
A short while earlier she had left a Halloween party with Michael Gaffney, 21, in a neighbouring building, prosecutors claim.
Unemployed Gaffney, also of Maywood, has now been charged over the death, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a statement.
A post-mortem examination determined Garcia’s death was caused by compression injuries to her neck.
Police are investigating whether “rough sex” was to blame, the New York Post reports.
Gaffney allegedly told police that they had taken prescription medication before her death.
Police received the 911 call reporting Garcia’s death at 2.14 am after she fell unconscious during sex.
The caller directed police to a detached parking garage at a luxury high-rise apartment complex.
Paremedics then transported her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Garcia had earlier attended a raucous Halloween party on the 14th floor, a neighbour who asked not to be named told The New York Post.
The party was so loud that the doorman was summoned at one point, say the reports.
Ms Garcia left the party with Gaffney, the Hackensack Daily Voice reported, citing a law enforcement source.
It’s unclear whether the two had just met.
Ms Garcia was pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center, according to the paper.
Gaffney was ordered held without bail at the Bergen County Jail pending an appearance at Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.