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Cops identify suspect sought in Bronx machete murder

Posted: 1:58 PM, Oct 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-04 13:58:05-04

THROGS NECK, the Bronx — Authorities have identified the man accused of running over his wife and attacking her with a machete in the Bronx.

Victor Mateo (pictured) is sought in connection to the machete murder of a woman in the Bronx Oct. 3, 2019

Victor Mateo, 63, is being sought by police for the death of Noelia Mateo.

Police responded to a call along Ellsworth Avenue in Throgs Neck around 7 a.m. Thursday and found 58-year-old Noelia Mateo unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said. 

Police sources said the victim’s estranged husband ran her over with a vehicle before attacking her with a machete.

Victor di Cristina, a resident in the neighborhood, witnessed the incident and tried to stop the man.

“He ended up with a machete and he’s banging away at her with a machete,” he said. “I ran over there. I was about 10 or 15 feet away from him and I was screaming at him to stop.”

Victor Mateo is described to be 5-feet 9-inches with salt and pepper hair. 

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