Jared Eng sentenced for murder of his mother

Jared Eng, who was arrested in early 2019 for the Tribeca murder of his mother, longtime Tribecan Paula Chin, was sentenced yesterday to 22 years to life in state prison, the Manhattan DA announced yesterday.

Eng, who is now 25, was a student at SUNY New Paltz three years ago when the events surrounding the murder unfolded on Feb. 4, 2019, in the family’s building at 17 Vestry. Eng pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to one count of Murder in the Second Degree on Sept. 16 and admitted to beating and slashing his mother in order to get her money, and then, along with two accomplices, disposing of her body at the family’s second home in Morristown, NJ — transporting her in Chin’s own car.

Chin was a volunteer for Hudson River Park and was involved in other neighborhood and national organizations. According to city records, she and her husband, Philip Eng, purchased 17 Vestry — a two-story building with three units — 32 years ago, in 1987. That same year Chin incorporated a school supply business, Pyceco Distribution Corp., at that same address. Philip Eng died several years ago. Eng attended Brooklyn Tech and then SUNY.

This from the DA’s press release yesterday: “On Feb. 4, 2019, Eng reported his mother, Paula Chin, had been missing for several days. In reality, however, Ms. Chin had been viciously beaten and stabbed by Eng in the apartment they shared in Tribeca in an attempt to accelerate his inheritance.

“After the murder, Eng sanitized the apartment and transported the body to the family home in Morristown, New Jersey with the help of two others. Ms. Chin’s body was found stuffed in a garbage container on the premises, with multiple stab wounds and signs of blunt impact to her head. Bloody rubber gloves were found during the investigation, along with blood stains and duct tape.

“In a series of text messages after the murder, ENG reported ‘It’s done,’ ‘I’m free,’ and that he ‘got rid of [his] problem.’ Within days of the murder, Eng began the process of changing the passwords on Ms. Chin’s bank accounts, searching for inheritance lawyers, and researching various ways to dispose of his mother’s body, including a Google search for ‘diy bone meal.'”