Autopsy Confirms Murder-Suicide in Tragic Deaths of Husband, Wife in Closter, New Jersey
A medical examiner’s autopsy revealed that the recent deaths of a husband and wife in Closter New Jersey were the result of a murder-suicide.
The two victims, a 27-year-old man and his 41-year-old wife, were found in the couple’s home on High Street in Closter, NJ.
After a next-door neighbor administered CPR and was unable to revive either of the victims, they were transported to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Unfortunately, they were both pronounced dead at the hospital.
An autopsy report now indicates that the female victim was killed by strangulation and a stab wound to her chest. It is believed that her husband is the one who stabbed her.
The autopsy report also concluded that the husband died as a result a stab wound to his chest. Authorities believe that the husband stabbed himself in order to commit suicide.
Although the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the case, they do not yet know of a motive for the apparent murder.
The couple had been married for less than a year. They leave behind a 15-month-old son. The child was found at the scene of the killings. Thankfully, he was unhurt.
Authorities indicated that the child is currently in the care of his paternal grandparents.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Wife Stabbed, Strangled in Closter Muster-Suicide, Autopsy Shows.”