Missing NJ Couple Found Dead in Garage

It's not yet known what caused the deaths of 24-year-old Jorge Rodriguez and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Melissa Pereira

Monday, Jan 20, 2014  |  Updated 7:56 AM EDT
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Missing NJ Couple Found Dead in Garage

Jorge Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Melissa Pereira, were found dead in the garage of a home in Wayne, N.J.

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A young couple reported missing three weeks ago have been found dead in the garage of a New Jersey home, prosecutors say.
 
It's not yet known what caused the deaths of 24-year-old Garfield resident Jorge Rodriguez and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Melissa Pereira. They were found around 11:15 a.m. Sunday in Wayne, but authorities would not provide further details.

  The couple was last seen leaving Pereira's home in Wayne on Dec. 27.
 
Authorities have said they were headed to a Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, where they had made New Year's Eve reservations. They were reported missing Dec. 30.
 
Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Michael DeMarco told The Star-Ledger that investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the deaths.

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