North Arlington New Jersey police arrested a local man who allegedly murdered his wife in what is believed to be the borough’s first homicide in nearly 25 years.
According to law enforcement, the 45-year-old North Arlington man murdered his 47-year-old wife at their shared residence in 28K Garden Terrace in the Riverview Garden Apartments, located near Ridge Road in North Arlington, NJ.
Police officers were sent to the apartment complex after management dialed 911 and asked police to conduct a welfare check on the victim. The 911 call was placed around 12:15 p.m.
When North Arlington police got to the apartment, they found the victim’s body. She had reportedly been dead for at least one day when police came across her body.
The suspect was arrested and charged with several crimes, including first degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The North Arlington Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the homicide. At this time, police are referring to it as a domestic violence homicide.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a massive $2 million cash bail.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Husband Charged with Murder after Wife’s Body Found in North Arlington.”