Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 10:33 p.m. on Friday, November 5, members of the Wayne Township Police Department were dispatched to 21 Hinchman Avenue in Wayne, in response to a report of a domestic dispute.
According to county officials, upon their arrival, officers were able to deescalate the matter between the two residents involved in the incident and left the scene.
Officials stated that a short time later, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Wayne Police again responded to the same location on a report of an unresponsive male.
According to officials, the officers discovered a male lying on the floor within an apartment, at which time they provided the victim, later identified as Frank Majuri, 60-years old from Wayne, with CPR.
However, Mr. Majuri remained unresponsive and was declared deceased at the scene at approximately 12:02 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, according to county officials.
The subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Majuri’s roommate, Frank Rance, 38-years old, also from Wayne, became involved in a verbal argument with the victim.
According to the investigation, the argument, Rance started to strangle Majuri, ultimately resulting in his death.
Rance was arrested at the scene without incident, and he has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.