The killing of Luz Hernandez was being investigated as a domestic violence case, the Hudson County prosecutor said. A second Jersey City man was still a fugitive in connection with the victim's burial.
Luz Hernandez, 33, of Jersey City, was reported missing on Monday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Separately, a man was charged with murder in a 24-year-old woman's stabbing death in West New York.
Two bodies found in the Passaic River this week have been identified as two friends who went missing amid torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, moving the storm's death toll in the Garden State to 29.