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New Jersey Couple's Death Probed as Apparent Murder-Suicide: Police

The 77-year-old woman was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head; her husband was found nearby with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound

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What to Know

  • Authorities say the death of a couple whose bodies were found in their New Jersey home is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide
  • Police found 77-year-old Joanne Perhacs dead from a single gunshot wound to the head
  • Authorities say 78-year-old Bertlan Perhacs was found nearby with a gunshot wound that police said appeared to have been self-inflicted

Authorities say the death of a couple whose bodies were found in their New Jersey home is being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide.

Middlesex County prosecutors and Woodbridge police say officers were called to the Woodbridge home shortly before 9 a.m. Friday and found 77-year-old Joanne Perhacs dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities say 78-year-old Bertlan Perhacs was found nearby with a gunshot wound that police said appeared to have been self-inflicted.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene and autopsies by the county medical examiner were planned.

Anyone with information was asked to call county or police investigators.

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