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UPDATE: Police Investigating Attempted Murder-Suicide in Paterson


Passaic County Officials announced that at approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 8, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to a residence in the area of Cianci Street in Paterson on a report of a stabbing.

According to police, upon arrival responding officers discovered a 26-year-old female Paterson resident with apparent stab wounds. Officers also discovered Esaul Morales, 38 years old from Paterson, lying on the ground deceased.

Officials report that the female victim was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment, where she was admitted in critical condition.

Reports state that preliminary information revealed the injuries were sustained during a domestic dispute, during which Mr. Morales assaulted the female victim and later jumped from the roof of a nearby building.

The investigation remains active and ongoing, however, police are saying that no additional suspects are being sought in relation to this incident.

Since this is an alleged domestic violence incident more specific information cannot be released at this time.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.