What to Know
- A man allegedly hit his ex-wife with his car, then ran her over with her own car and slashed her with a machete, law enforcement sources say
- It happened on Ellsworth Avenue in the Bronx around 7 a.m. Thursday; the victim was pronounced dead at a hospital
- Her name has not been released; she was 58 years old
UPDATE: Man Identified in Machete Killing, Car Strikes of NYC Grandma
Authorities are looking for a man allegedly responsible for the brutal murder of his wife that involved hitting her with two cars before slashing her with a machete multiple times, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.
Police responded to a 911 call about an assault in the Bronx around 7 a.m. Thursday. Police sources said that a 58-year-old woman was run down by her ex-husband in his car on Ellsworth Avenue, and then the man got into her car and ran over her as she was on the street.
After she was struck multiple times by the cars, witnesses said the woman tried to crawl away, but the man wasn't done with his heinous attack yet.
He got out of his car, grabbed a machete and began stabbing her repeatedly, said witness Victor DiChristina. He also allegedly beat her with the machete as well.
DiChristina said the blade was "maybe 20 inches long," and he tried to chase the man off with a stick, but knew he wouldn't stand a chance.
Neighbors up and down the Throggs Neck road came out of their homes after hearing the crashes and the woman's screams, with some witnessing the horrific final act of evil the ex-husband unleashed on the victim — which were done in front of her grandchildren.
Witnesses and police found the 58-year-old woman unconscious at the scene with trauma to her body. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
No arrests have been made, and police are on the hunt for the ex-husband.
They say the apparent killing happened after some sort of argument, though the details of that fight weren't immediately clear.
The name of the victim has not been released.