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Woman Found Dead in New Jersey Home; Man Taken Into Custody

A woman was found dead inside her home Tuesday, a man was taken into custody and an entire New Jersey neighborhood was draped in crime scene tape.

Police and forensic investigators late on Tuesday night were still seen going through the Paramus home where witnesses say a woman and her adult son lived. Bergen County prosecutors wouldn’t confirm to News 4 that the woman or her son were involved in the death, which they ruled as suspicious.

The identities of both the woman killed and the man in custody are being withheld, prosecutors said. It’s not clear if any charges have been filed in the death. They say they do not believe there are any additional suspects on the loose. 

Neighbors also said it has been a common sight for police to be called to the home in an otherwise quiet neighborhood, which is on Brookfield Avenue and Knollwood Drive; Tim Fichtler said officers had been called to the home on a nearly monthly basis.

“There’s people there because of threats with knives, suicide threats or stuff like that,” he said.

Another neighbor said she is shocked to hear that a suspicious death has hit so close to her often peaceful neighborhood. 

"That's awful, "Tatyana Duggan said. "I couldn't even imagine it could happen in this town."

The next step in the investigation is determining how the woman died, prosecutors said. 

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