WILLOWBROOK, NY (PIX11) -- Police on Staten Island are questioning a man whose wife was found dead inside her home Tuesday, authorities said.
Eva Rubin, 63, was discovered around 1:30 p.m. inside her Crafton Ave. home in Willowbrook, police said. According to published reports, she was found face-up on a bed with bruises and marks on her neck.
Rubin was a 4th grade teacher at the Yeshiva Merkaz on Staten Island.
Her husband, 64-year-old photographer Arthur Rubin, is now being questioned after he gave himself up during a manhunt. According to a police source, he turned himself in to his rabbi 18 hours after he fled the couple's home.
"It's just something where we just have to make peace with it," said Rabbi Saul Eisner. "It reflects what's happening in the world."
Silive.com reported that police were notified after Rubin had texted "sorry" and that "he couldn't take it anymore" to his son-in-law, who found Mrs. Rubin dead.
Many who knew the couple were incredulous, "We know them as a couple. We went to Israel with them," said Norman Koller.
He is currently being held at the 122nd precinct, according to police.
An autopsy will be performed tomorrow by the Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death.
Kirstin Cole contributed to this report.