Husband arrested in stabbing death of wife in Jersey City: officials

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Jose Morel

JERSEY CITY — A man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was stabbed early Wednesday morning at their home in Jersey City, officials confirmed.

Police responded to the apartment building on Duncan Avenue around 2:15 a.m. where 38-year-old Milagros Rodriguez De Morel, who lived at the address, was found in the hallway outside one of the apartments with multiple stabs wounds.

She pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. The cause and manner of her death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Her husband, 59-year-old Jose Morel, who also lived at the address, was arrested by Jersey City police officers at the scene and later charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s official website at:

All information will be kept confidential.

The investigation is ongoing.