A 40-year-old West New York man has been charged with fatally stabbing a 24-year-old woman in an act of domestic violence, authorities said.
Jimmy Elvira-Quintero, 40, of West New York, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (knife), and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
He is in custody at Hackensack University Medical Center and will be transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility when cleared.
At approximately 5:54 a.m. yesterday, the West New York Police Department was notified of an injured person at 4914 Murphy Place.
Responding officers located the lifeless body of a woman, later identified as 24-year-old Daniela Garcia-Murillo, with apparent stab wound(s) to the abdomen. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 a.m.
The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and this matter is being investigated as an act of domestic violence.
This is at least the second fatal incident of domestic violence in just over the past three weeks, with Temara King, 35, gunned down by her husband in Jersey City on January 24th.
The HCPO Homicide Unit and the West New York Police Department are actively investigating this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.