Boyfriend booked for strangling East Harlem woman to death following dispute

The Wilson Houses in East Harlem, as seen from the FDR Drive. (Photo via Google Maps)

Detectives have charged a Manhattan man for fatally strangling his girlfriend during an apparent domestic dispute inside their East Harlem apartment early on Sunday morning.

Daniel Arlequin, 34, faces murder, strangulation, assault and criminal contempt charges for allegedly killing his partner, Tania Gonzalo, 48. 

Officers from the 23rd Precinct and Police Service Area 5 responded to a 911 call about a dispute inside the Wilson Houses at 445 East 105th St., near the FDR Drive, at 1:23 a.m. on April 19.

Upon arriving at the scene, authorities said, the officers were met at the front door by Arlequin, whom police identified as Gonzalo’s boyfriend. He let them inside the apartment, where the officers found Gonzalo unconscious and unresponsive.

Police sources did not provide information as to the nature of her injuries.

Responding paramedics pronounced Gonzalo dead at the scene. Her body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Cops took the boyfriend into custody at the scene for further questioning that morning, and he was charged later by the 23rd Precinct Detective Squad.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

This story was updated at 5:20 p.m. on April 19.