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UPDATE: Senior Man Stabs Elderly Wife, Himself to Death in Fairfield Township 55+ Community

By rlsmetro on
Fairfield Township (Essex)

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a murder-suicide at a 55+ community in Fairfield Township on Friday morning. 

Sources told RLS Media that just before 7:30 a.m., someone inside one of the apartments at "Woodcrest at Fairfield" (29 West Greenbrook Road) building dialed 911 and then told police that a man was stabbing a woman with a knife. 

Police arrived and found two elderly victims suffering stab wounds at that location. 

Sources who said they live inside the building say the man, identified as Mr. Frank Forte, 84,  stabbed his wife, Ms. Catherine Forte, multiple times before turning the knife on himself. 

Both victims were pronounced dead a short time later. Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly confirmed two fatalities but said the State Regional Medical Examiner's Office will determine the official cause. 

The other individual inside the home was reportedly a live-in aid but did not suffer any physical injuries, according to reports. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing.