Woman, 24, stabbed to death in domestic violence incident in West New York


A woman was stabbed to death in a West New York home Tuesday morning in what authorities described as an act of domestic violence, and a “person of interest” has been detained.

West New York police were notified of a person with injuries at 4914 Murphy Place just before 6 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Responding officers found the 24-year-old dead from stab wounds.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to her next of kin. A person of interest, who was not identified by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, is in custody at Hackensack University Medical Center.

This matter is being investigated as an act of domestic violence and additional information was not made available by the prosecutor’s office.

The homicide is the fourth in Hudson County this year and the third that is considered domestic violence. A Harrison man was charged last month with stabbing his mother to death; and also last month, authorities charged a man with the fatal shooting of his ex-wife, a Jersey City school teacher.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the West New York Police Department are actively investigating the homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact the prosecutor’s office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

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