Police arrest Scottsdale man for alleged murder of his wife

A Scottsdale man is in custody after he called police Friday, Jan. 25 to say he had killed his wife, police say.

Jozef Miller (Photo courtesy of the Scottsdale Police Department)

Police say they responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence near 77th Street and Balao Drive around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in which Jozef Miller, 72, told police he had killed his wife Hanna Miller, 73.

After an investigation, police say they believe Mr. Miller killed his wife in the kitchen around 2 p.m. with a hammer. Investigators recovered the hammer at the scene, according to a police report.

Police took Mr. Miller into custody “without further incident,” the report states.

Police also say they believe the incident to be isolated and there is “no further threat to the community.” There was a history of domestic violence involving the couple, according to a police report.

Police say there are no further details at this point in the investigation.

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