RAHWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man was arrested and charged in Rahway, New Jersey Saturday after police alleged he strangled his live-in girlfriend.

Union County prosecutors said that Ignacio Ortiz, 40, was charged Saturday with killing Yury Cruz, 27.

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Ortiz was being held in the Union County Jail on $1 million bail.

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Police responded to the home where the couple lived around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Cruz was unresponsive when they arrived and she was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

An autopsy will be performed this week.

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