Man Arrested in Connection to Deadly Stabbing in Dumont

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a deadly stabbing of a woman early Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary investigation by Bergen County officials, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Dumont Police Department received reports that a 5-year-old child was wandering unattended in the area of an apartment complex at 310 Knickerbocker Road in Dumont.

According to authorities, responding officers learned that the child’s mother lived in the complex.

The child’s aunt reported that her sister, the child’s 36-year-old mother, was not answering her phone. Officers entered the mother’s apartment where they discovered her dead body. The victim had been stabbed in the neck.

Soon thereafter, Closter Police located the victim’s 36-year-old boyfriend walking in Closter with the victim’s two other children, ages 18 months and 6 months.

The boyfriend was taken into custody but has not yet been charged.