Hubby Sought In Astoria Wife Slay Nabbed In Connectticut
Acting on leads they received from Queens police, cops in Fairfield, Conn. last Saturday night arrested a Queens man sought for questioning in the murder of his wife.
Fairfield police caught up with Jordan Hawes, 32, on the night of February 4 at a rest area just off 1-95, a Fairfield police spokesperson said
Hawes was taken to a local medical facility in Bridgeport for an undisclosed ailment where he remained an in patient through February 8, the spokesperson said.
"We are waiting for Hawes' release from the hospital to charge him with larceny by possession of a stolen vehicle," the spokesperson said.
Bridgeport state police are currently guarding Hawes.
Queens detectives have some questions for Hawes whose 33-year-old wife was found bludgeoned to death on February 2, inside the couple’s Astoria apartment.
Cops said Hawes’ parents went to the apartment at 26-80 30th Street at about 8:30 p.m. on February 2, after they were unable to reach the couple for several days.
The parents found the body of their daughter-in-law in a pool of blood inside a bedroom at the apartment and called 911, police said.
Police and emergency responders who arrived at the scene initially believed the killer had slashed Hawes’ throat, but doctors at a local hospital discovered she died from a blunt force injury to the back of the head, police said.
It was unclear how long the woman had been dead, authorities said. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner to determine the exact time of death.
Police did not say what, if any evidence was recovered during a search of the apartment.
Tara Hawes, 33, was a teacher at the Aaron School, a private special education school on East 45th Street in Manhattan. A school spokesperson would not say when Hawes was last seen at the school.
Neighbors said they had often heard the couple arguing and the husband “would often yell at his wife.”
The building’s superintendent, Brian Besi, 45, echoed the neighbors’ words and said, “All the time you could hear him yelling at her.”
Police on Friday released the photo of Jason Hawes, who was captured on camera using his wife’s ATM card on January 31, authorities said.
At the time he was detained in Fairfield, Hawes was only being sought for questioning by Queens police. He had not been named a suspect nor had police indicated his impending arrest in connection with his wife's murder.