Cops identify suspect sought in Bronx machete murder
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, 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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