A man and a woman were arrested in the abduction and slaying of a Bergen County man found dead just a day after police watched the alleged kidnappers drive away with $25,000 ransom in the man's car, police said Thursday.
"All I can say is, yes, two arrests have been made in connection with the homicide and kidnapping in Fair Lawn," Lt. John Schmidig of the Bergen County police said Thursday.Schmidig declined to identify the suspects, describing them only as a man and a woman. Further details were to be disclosed by Bergen County Acting Prosecutor John Holl later Thursday.
Irving Flax, 58, of Fair Lawn, disappeared Monday morning sometime after 9:30 a.m. when he left home for work at a Secaucus warehouse, officials said.
His body was discovered about 25 hours later, late Tuesday morning, in his car in a parking lot at a Paramus shopping mall.
Holl said Flax was killed execution-style by three gunshots to the back of his head while he sat behind the wheel of his car.
The autopsy, conducted Wednesday, did not reveal a precise time of death, but Holl said further investigation leads police to believe he was killed sometime after Marilyn Flax dropped off a ransom in marked bills at a diner about a half mile away from where the car was eventually found.