Police recently apprehended a Bergenfield NJ man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend, a woman who lived in Edgewater and worked as a lounge manager in Englewood.
The suspect is a 40-year-old resident of Bergenfield, New Jersey. Authorities captured him at a Linden NJ motel after reportedly discovering that he had been using credit cards belonging to the homicide victim.
Concerned relatives reported the victim missing on June 25, 2017. She worked at Luna Lounge in Englewood, New Jersey.
Police investigated the missing person report but could not locate the victim. Her body was later discovered in Brooklyn, New York. The NY Police Department (NYPD) got a 911 call about a body floating in the river.
A few days after the discovery of the body, police found a left leg and foot in the Hudson River. The body parts were examined and it was determined that they belonged to the homicide victim.
The suspect faces multiple criminal charges, including charges for first degree murder, stalking, hindering apprehension, credit card fraud, and desecration of human remains.
The suspect and the homicide victim were reportedly dating each other, so it is possible that the case may be considered a domestic violence homicide. It is unclear if the victim had sought, and obtained, a restraining order against the suspect prior to the killing.
After being arrested, the suspect reportedly had a medical problem that required medical care at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is expected to be taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack NJ at some point.
To learn more about this case, view the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Man Arrested in Murder of Englewood Lounge Manager.”