Au Pair, Employer Dead in Apparent Double Homicide in New Jersey: Sources - NBC New York

Au Pair, Employer Dead in Apparent Double Homicide in New Jersey: Sources

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    Au Pair, Employer Killed in Apparent Double-Homicide

    An au pair and her male employer were killed in Maplewood, New Jersey. George Spencer reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 5, 2019)

    What to Know

    • An au pair and her employer are dead after an apparent double homicide in New Jersey, law enforcement sources say

    • Police responded to a home near Jefferson Avenue and Valley Street in Maplewood after receiving a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday

    • Law enforcement sources said the incident isn’t believed to have been a murder-suicide and does not appear to have involved a firearm

    An au pair was stabbed to death outside the house where she worked and the man who employed her was found stabbed to death inside, sources tell NBC 4 New York. 

    Police responded to a home near Jefferson Avenue and Valley Street in Maplewood after receiving a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday, according to law enforcement sources.

    The Essex County chief assistant prosecutor confirmed that police were investigating the deaths as a double homicide.

    The au pair was first stabbed in the house, then ran outside away from her attacker, sources said. He caught up to her and continued stabbing her. 

    AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File

    Police tracked her trail of blood back to the house where they found her employer stabbed to death, sources said. 

    The rest of the family were away at the time, the sources said. 

    The sources said the incident isn’t believed to have been a murder-suicide and does not appear to have involved a firearm. 

    Police didn’t immediately release the names or ages of the victims. An investigation is ongoing.

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