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North Arlington Man Held On $2M Bail In Wife's Killing

Eric Pleger
Eric Pleger Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor
Riverview Gardens, 1 Garden Terrace
Riverview Gardens, 1 Garden Terrace Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

UPDATE: Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal on Monday confirmed a Daily Voice report that a North Arlington woman killed in her home was struck several times in the head. READ MORE.... NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. -- A 45-year-old North Arlington man was ordered held on $2 million bail after authorities charged him with killing his wife, who authorities said had been dead for at least day when she was found early Friday afternoon.

Eric Pleger was taken into custody and questioned after police conducting a welfare check following a call from management found him in the Riverview Gardens apartment compex with the body of 46-year-old wife, Luisa (Olavarria) Pleger, at 12:15 p.m. Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

She had been struck with an object, a law enforcement source told Daily Voice."The cause of death is pending final determination by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office once an autopsy is completed.," the prosecutor said. "This was a domestic violence incident."

Borough police got the call at 12:15 p.m. and immediately contacted the prosecutor's Major Crimes Unit after arriving at 28-K Garden Terrace, Grewal said.

Pleger was being held in the Bergen County Jail -- charged with murder and illegal weapons possession-- as the investigation continued.

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