79-Year-Old Attacked and Killed with Fire Poker in Dumont

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DUMONT, NJ – An elderly woman was attacked and killed with a fire poker in Dumon overnight.

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

According to police, 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 30-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.    

No additional information is available at this time.

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