Police charge man with manslaughter in connection to death of wife in Tonawanda



UPDATE: Police tell News 4 50-year-old Jose Ruiz Jr. is charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his wife, 59-year-old Mavilie Ruiz.

Ruiz, who was arraigned in Town of Tonawanda court, was accused of strangling his wife.

ORIGINAL: Police in the Town of Tonawanda are investigating a suspicious death.

Monday night around 9:20 p.m., police responded to an address on Tillotson Place to check on the welfare of a person there.

There, a body was found. Police say the person appears to have died under suspicious circumstances.

No other people were found inside the home.

A short time later, police located a suspect and took them into custody. No names have been released.

Police say there is no danger to the community. More details will be released when they’re available.

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