A 70-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife of 51 years inside their upstate New York apartment.

Police in Gloversville say Thursday that Frank Ostrander was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old Sally Ostrander.

Officials say Frank Ostrander called 911 on Wednesday and told dispatchers he found his wife dead inside their apartment in Gloversville, about 40 miles northwest of the capital city, Albany.

Police officials say there was evidence of a violent struggle in the apartment.

Officials are declining to discuss the manner of death or a motive.

Ostrander is being held without bail in the Fulton County Jail. It couldn't be determined if he has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.