WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (Warren) — Police have named a person of interest who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with the deaths of a man and woman found inside their home Sunday.

Frank and Joyanne Warner, both age 73, were first discovered around 5:45 p.m. at their home on Peregrine Drive in Washington Township, just off Route 31 near Hawk Point golf course on a 911 call for an "unconscious person," Warren County prosecutor Richard Burke said.

Burke also hasn't made any statement as to a cause or manner of death, or said anything else about the circumstances of the deaths in the 55-plus community.

Burke on Monday named Todd S. Warner, 50, as a "person of interest" in the case and said he is wanted for questioning, but did not disclose the relationship between Todd Warner and the deceased. Burke later confirmed to New Jersey 101.5 Todd Warner is the person's son.

Burke said Todd Warner may have information about his parents' death, but didn't specifically say he was a suspect. Burke said Todd Warner is believed to have taken his parents credit card, and their car.

Burke said Todd Warner may be operating a silver four-door 2019 Kia Soul with New Jersey license plate E11LCW.


There is no indication where Todd Warner may be headed, Burke said.

The prosecutor told New Jersey 101.5 a family member made the 911 call, but said it wasn't Todd Warner.


Todd Warner is considered “armed and dangerous” because of of his parents' death, but he doesn't own a gun, nor do his parents, Burke said. There is no evidence a firearm was used in the Warner’s deaths, Burke said.

Earlier, Washington Township police in a post on their Facebook page said it the deaths appeared to be an isolated incident.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

This post has been updated to reflect authorities' announcement of a person of interest in the case.

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