Woman Strangled, Roommate Choked at NJ Home: Police

By Brian Thompson and Sheldon Dutes
|  Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A 48-year-old woman was strangled and her roommate was choked at an apartment in Elizabeth, N.J., and police are looking for a man who had been visiting the home. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

NBC 4 New York

A 48-year-old woman was strangled and her roommate was choked at an apartment in Elizabeth, N.J., and police are looking for a man who had been visiting the home. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

advertisement

A 48-year-old woman was strangled and her roommate was choked at an apartment in Elizabeth, N.J., and police are looking for a man who had been visiting the home.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals the 48-year-old invited a man to the Madison Avenue apartment Wednesday night; she told her 59-year-old roommate she loved the man.

When he arrived, all three talked for a bit before he and the 48-year-old woman went into a room. At some point, police believe the man came out of the room alone, encountered the 59-year-old roommate in the hall and attacked her. Then he ran off. 

Authorities say a neighbor called 911 after hearing a disturbance. 

Police found the older woman hurt but conscious in the hallway stairwell. She told police about the younger woman, who was in another room and not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The older woman was treated at the hospital and released.

Police are looking for the man invited to the apartment. He's described as being about 30 to 35 years old and 6 feet 3 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, a blue jacket and jeans.  

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out