Reports: Death of Cooper CEO’s wife was a homicide
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- The death of a hospital executive's wife who was pulled from her burning home in September has been ruled a homicide.
But authorities still haven't determined what caused the death of her husband, who also was killed in the fire.
The findings were noted in recently filed death certificates for 69-year-old Joyce Sheridan and her 72-year-old husband, John, according to several published reports.
The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has not said what caused the couple's deaths on Sept. 28. But they have said that a fire at the home that morning was set intentionally.
Joyce Sheridan was a retired teacher, while John Sheridan worked at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. He also served as a state transportation commissioner, along with other government roles and as a private lawyer.