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Update: Two Dead in Bergenfield Murder-Suicide


Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal confirmed this afternoon that the two people found dead this morning were a result of an apparent murder-suicide.

Police responded to a home on the 200 block of West Clinton Avenue shortly before 10:30 a.m. after an 11-year-old child reported that his two parents were not breathing.

Upon arrival, police found a 36-year-old woman (in a bedroom upstairs) and 44-year-old man (in basement utility room) dead.

According to authorities, the man died from what appears to be self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. While information on the woman's death was not released.

The identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The child was removed from the home and is presently under custody of authorities.