July 20, 2018
This town is called Pleasantville.
It doesn’t sound very pleasant at all.
A Pleasantville man was originally charged with murder in the 2013 strangulation death of a South Jersey mother of three whose remains were found stuffed in a suitcase.
Steven R. Stallworth, 31, ultimately pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manslaughter and desecration of human remains in the death of Tara Rogers-Alicea, 30, of Monroeville, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
A hunter found Rogers-Alicea’s decomposing remains in a wooded area behind Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township on Jan. 5, 2014.