Prosecutor: 100-Year-Old Man Killed Wife with Ax in Elmwood Park

A 100-year-old man killed his wife with an ax inside their Elmwood Park and then killed himself, according to investigators.

Officials responded to the Spruce Street home after a relative contacted police. Upon arrival, police discovered the bodies of Michael Juskin and 88-year-old Rosalia Juskin on the first floor of the two-story home this morning.

Initial investigation revealed that Michael killed his wife with an ax while she slept sometime on Sunday. He then killed himself in the home’s bathroom, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinell said.

It appears that the the couple had a history of domestic violence, added Molinell. However, a motive has not been determined.

Incident remains under investigation.