After almost six months from the death of John Sheridan and his wife Joyce at their Skillman home, authorities have officially ruled it as a murder-suicide.
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Montgomery Township Police Captain/Director Robert E. Palmer made the announced today that John Sheridan, a well known political figure in New Jersey, killed his wife and then himself, authorities said this afternoon.
According to officials, the final report of the medical examiner's report was issued this past Tuesday, which determined that John's wife cause of death was a result of a sharp force injuries and smoke inhalation.
While John's death was determined to be suicide.
Initial reports stated Joyce was killed by a stab wound to her chest.
Authorities found John and Joyce dead after the intentionally set fire.