A grand jury in Union County recently indicted a man who allegedly killed his wife and then dumped her body at a vacant house in Chatham Township, New Jersey.
According to officials, the 40-year-old suspect murdered his wife at the couple shared residence in Elizabeth, NJ. Afterwards, the suspect allegedly stuffed the victim’s body into a suitcase so that he could transport it.
The suspect is accused of attempting to hide the body at a vacant residence in Chatham Township, New Jersey.
The following day, the suspect contacted police and reported that his wife is missing. The suspect allegedly told police that his wife walked to a nearby pharmacy the night before and never returned.
The victim’s body was eventually discovered in a vacant house in Chatham Township NJ.
The Union County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and learned that the cause of death was asphyxiation. Additionally, medical examiners found that blunt force trauma was a contributing factor in the death.
The Union County Homicide Task Force, the Elizabeth Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit jointly investigated the killing and eventually identified the husband as a suspect. The suspect was placed under arrest sometime later.
While the suspect awaits trial, he is being held in jail on a $2 million bail amount.
To learn more about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article entitled “Man Charged with Dumping Wife’s Body in Chatham Twp.”