Ridgewood man charged with stabbing daughter-in-law to death

By Jonathan Sperling

A Ridgewood man who police say stabbed his daughter-in-law to death behind her home was charged with homicide after the woman died of her injuries.

Dahe Lin, 76, was allegedly seen by 104th Precinct cops on top of his 50-year-old daughter-in-law behind her home on Suydam Street at around 8:30 a.m. on March 28. After restraining Lin, the officers noticed that the woman was unresponsive and had lacerations around her neck. A knife was found at the scene.

As officers were providing emergency care, EMS arrived and rushed the woman to Wyckoff Hospital in critical condition. She died of her injuries on Sunday.

As of press time Thursday, police could not tell the Eagle whether the suspect said anything to officers upon his arrest. Police also told the Eagle that a motive could not yet be determined, but an investigation remains ongoing.

Lin was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The alleged fatal stabbing would not be the first vicious attack to occur in Ridgewood this year. In February, real estate agent and fitness instructor Jennifer Irigoyen was stabbed to death in the lobby of her Myrtle Avenue apartment building. She was five months pregnant at the time of her death.