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Bergen County Man Fatally Stabs Elderly Woman with Fire Poker

Bergen County

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Dumont Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred at 124 New Milford Avenue on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Official said at approximately 11:53 p.m., the Dumont Police Department responded to that address in response to a 911 call reporting a 79-year-old female had been struck with a fire poker by a 40-year-old male.

Responding officers transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased and the 30-year-old male was taken into custody.       


An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Brian Joyce.