CLOSTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of couple found in their northern New Jersey home are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

Closter home where a couple was found dead (CBS New York)

But it's still not clear what spurred the killings or which spouse was responsible.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 27-year-old Michael Tabacchi and 41-year-old Iran Pars Tabacchi, also known as Denise, were found in their Closter home. They were pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.


The couple's 15-month-old child was found unharmed in the residence and is now being cared for by relatives.

Molinelli said the couple both died from stab wounds, apparently caused by a knife, but he did not provide further details. He said the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Friday.


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