Ward Wilbur died of stab wounds, autopsy says

SARANAC LAKE – Stab wounds were the cause of Ward Wilbur’s death Monday, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.

The 65-year-old man’s death was officially ruled a homicide.

Authorities say his former girlfriend, 29-year-old Angela Ball, killed him by stabbing him with a knife and also beating with a baseball bat Monday morning at her apartment at 19 Morris Way. She has been charged with second-degree murder.

Wilbur had a cabin just north of Saranac?Lake, although police gave his official address as Lake Placid.