2 Found Killed "Execution Style" in Teaneck Car

By DeMarco Morgan and Hasani Gittens
|  Thursday, Feb 18, 2010  |  Updated 9:22 PM EDT
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Grim Discovery in Teaneck

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Cops say two people were found shot execution style in this parked Ford Expedition on Oakdene Avenue near Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, N.J.

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Grim Discovery in Teaneck

There was a grim discovery on the streets of Bergen County. The bodies of two young men were found in a car on Oakdene Ave. in Teaneck this morning. It was a ford explorer with New York plates, and investigators say the engine was still running. A woman noticed the passenger door was wide open... And at first, thought the two men were asleep -- until she saw the blood and bullet wounds. Demarco Morgan has the story?
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A grisly scene was uncovered in a quiet section of Teaneck this morning.

Cops say two people were found shot execution style in a parked car on Oakdene Avenue near Queen Anne Road in the normally sleepy northern New Jersey town.

Investigators at the scene were looking at a black Ford Expedition SUV with New York license plates.

The car's driver was identified as 28-year-old Jonathan Beneduce of Howard Beach, while the passenger was identified as 27-year-old Michael Mirasola of Ozone Park.

Teaneck police said they received a 911 call at approximately 7 a.m. this morning stating that there were two young males shot and deceased inside the vehicle. The Bergen County prosecutors office has taken over the investigation.

Resident Amaka Njoku's mother discovered the bodies. "I seen the door open and I didn't make nothing of it. Came back thru and the door was still wide open," said Njoku. "She [mom] came back and noticed that there were two dead bodies in the car. She kind of came close wondering if she should wake them up or what not and noticed a bullet hole came back into the house."

John Jay College professor who lives across the street from the scene told NorthJersey.com that he did not hear any gunshots Thursday morning, indicating that the men may have been killed much earlier, or in a different location.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says the car was still running when the bodies were discovered, but that the men were shot sometime Wednesday night.


 

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