Autopsy Finds That Husband Strangled Wife, then Killed Himself at Couple’s Closter NJ Home
An autopsy revealed that a Closter NJ woman was strangled and stabbed to death by her husband in an apparent murder-suicide.
The bodies of the 27-year-old husband and 41-year-old wife were found by neighbors in the home the couple shared at 595 High Street in Closter, New Jersey. A next-door neighbor, who is a first responder, performed CPR on the couple. Emergency responders then took the couple to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where they were both officially pronounced dead.
Medical examiners conducted an autopsy and determined that the female victim died as a result of strangulation and a single stab wound to her chest. The husband died as a result of a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has been investigating the case. However, they have yet to determine a motive for the apparent murder.
The deaths have rocked the quiet, suburban neighborhood. Many neighbors expressed shock and dismay at the possible murder-suicide.
The couple was married in May 2014, just a few months after their young son was born. The son they leave behind is now 15 months old. He was reportedly found at the scene of the killings.
The husband reportedly worked at J.P. Morgan in New York, while the wife worked as an administrative assistant at the Joseph Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.
According to authorities, the couple’s young son is currently being cared for by his paternal grandparents.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Wife Stabbed, Strangled in Closter Muster-Suicide, Autopsy Shows.”