ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A shocking and gruesome story of a T.V. station owner's wife,found decapitated at the Bridge's Muslim T.V. network in OrchardPark.
In pictures of happier times, 37-year-old Aasiya Zubair and her44-year-old husband Mo Hassan, who founded Bridges T.V.
Thursday evening, police converge on the station's Orchard Parkstudio and office.
"The worst that I've seen, yeah," said Andrew Benz, Orchard ParkPolice Chief.
Orchard Park Police chief Andrew Benz is talking about the crimescene where Assiya Zubair's body was found.
Police tell News 4 the only suspect in this case is the victim'shusband, who walked into police headquarters in Orchard ParkThursday evening to report his wife was dead.
It's being called a brutal murder.
"She was decapitated,yes," said Benz.
Zubair was found in the hallway. The mission of Bridges TV is tofoster understanding between cultures and diverse populations.According to police, the couple had trouble getting along.
Benz said, "There has been some history. I believe Mrs. Hassan,the victim, had recently filed for divorce and had served thepapers on Mr. Hassan."
Police say Zubair and her husband were parents to four children.The marital issues came to light recently with police going to thecouple's Big Tree Road in Orchard Park last Friday.ApparentlyZubair felt she was in danger.
"We had been down to their house on Friday, the 6th to serve anorder of protection," said Benz.
Police say Hassan moved out that day. Bridges T.V. staffersaren't commenting. The website list Hassan as the CEO and his wifewas the general manager. It's not clear if she was still working atBridges.
"Simply because you get an order or protection, I don't thinkyou can put your guard down and say I am safe now," Benz said.
The Erie County Holding Center is where Hassan is being held ona second degree murder charge.
There's no bail at this point.
Authorities aren't saying anything about a possible motive.
They are trying to contact the victim's family in Pakistan.
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