MANHATTAN — A sixty three-yr-previous lady was discovered fatally stabbed and crushed by a dumbbell in her Washington Heights house and her lengthy-time boyfriend was taken into custody after being discovered within the residence with slash wounds to his wrists, based on regulation enforcement sources.
Police discovered Claudina Cruz with a number of stab wounds to her torso and trauma to her head inside her fifth-flooring house at 25 Dongan Place after doing a wellness verify Tuesday afternoon, police stated.
She was pronounced lifeless on the scene and her fifty nine-yr-previous widespread regulation husband was taken into custody and is being handled at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in secure situation.
Investigators recovered a bloody knife and dumbbell on the scene, a police supply added.
There was no fast info on whether or not there was a historical past of home abuse between them, an NYPD spokesman stated, and it was additionally not instantly recognized if the person lived within the house.
Neighbors stated the couple lived collectively they usually by no means appeared to have any points.
“They’re a pleasant couple, I do not know what occurred,” stated Brigida Santa, sixty five.
Santa added that she was standing outdoors when responders introduced down the boyfriend, whose ankles have been cuffed.
“His face was swollen, like he had been in a struggle,” Santa stated, including that the person drove cabs for a dwelling.
Police in white hazmats fits have been seen strolling into the constructing Tuesday night time whereas they continued to research the grisly homicide.