Police make arrest in fatal Lyndhurst stabbing

LYNDHURST - Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a Lyndhurst woman.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced today that police have arrested Stephen Baldino, 49, of Lyndhurst in connection to the killing of 59-year-old Lydja Mitchell.

Police discovered the body of Mitchell inside her Page Avenue apartment at around 5 p.m. yesterday. Prosecutors say Baldino lived in the same apartment building.

Baldino is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and hindering apprehension.

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