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Woman, Man, Child Dead in Burlington Twp. Murder-Suicide

Burlington Township

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Burlington Township Director of Public Safety Bruce Painter announced today that a Burlington Township man fatally shot his wife and son last night before killing himself inside of their Sunflower Circle home.

Burlington Township police officers responded to the residence yesterday at approximately 10:15 p.m. after a relative of the family requested a wellness check at that address.

The investigation determined that Ruben Johnson Jr., 50, fatally shot his wife, Mishanda, 48, and their 10-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.

The investigation determined that no additional suspects were involved with the shootings.

The motive for the shootings is being investigated.

The investigation is being conducted by detectives from the Burlington Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit.

The New Jersey State Police T.E.A.M.S. Unit provided assistance with the initial search of the residence.