NJ man used ‘blunt object’ to murder wife, police say
Police have determined that a "blunt object" was used to murder a North Arlington woman in her home, and have charged her husband in connection with the murder.
Eric Pleger, 46, was arrested by North Arlington Police and remains in Bergen County Jail. An autopsy by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that 48-year-old Luisa Pleger's death was a homicide, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced Monday.
Eric Pleger was taken into custody after North Arlington Police went to the couple’s residence at Riverview Garden Apartments on a request for a welfare check early Friday afternoon. They found Pleger and the dead body of his wife Luisa, Grewal said.
"The medical examiner has determined that the cause of Luisa Pleger's death was multiple blunt force trauma to the head. The death has been ruled a homicide. A blunt object was used as a weapon during the killing and was recovered during a search of the scene," the acting prosecutor said in a press release.
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