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UPDATE: Murder-Suicide Under Investigation in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

According to Hudson County officials, the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt in the Hudson River near Montgomery Street in Jersey City.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male in the river near Montgomery Street and Exchange Place.

Police say they male, later identified as Man Mohan Mall, 37, of Jersey City was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:55 a.m.

Jersey City Police Officers also responded to his residence on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.

When they arrived, officers found an unresponsive female with apparent trauma to her upper body.

The female was identified as Garima Kothari, 35, who was also a resident at that address.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:15 a.m.

The Prosecutor’s Office 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:

All information will be kept confidential.