UPDATE: Authorities ID Man, Woman Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide; Children Found Inside Home Unharmed
Authorities have released the identities of a man and woman found dead inside a Jersey City home on Monday morning.
According to police, on Mar. 5th at approximately 8:45 a.m., Jersey City Police Officers responded to a report of an injured female victim at 2 Mina Drive in Jersey City.
Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive female victim on the first floor with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to her head and torso.
Officers also found an unresponsive male victim located in the basement level of the home with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.
The victims have been identified as Lydiah Okongo, 40, and Henry Okongo, 51. Police said they were both pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10 a.m.
Responding officers also found two children in the home; a 3-year-old male and a 1-year-old female. The 3-year-old male was uninjured, but he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center for evaluation.
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
While it appears at this time that these deaths are the result of a murder-suicide, the final determination is still pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.