FAIRFIELD — An elderly husband and wife were found dead at an adult community Friday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephen.

Frank Forte, 84, and Catherine Forte, 83, were found dead in their Fairfield apartment on Greenbrook Road at 7:05 a.m., Stephen confirmed on Friday evening.

As reported by ABC 7 Eyewitness News, citing unnamed police sources, the man had stabbed the woman multiple times and then stabbed himself.   An aide called 911 when she found the bodies upon her arrival at their apartment.

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly previously told New Jersey 101.5 that cause and manner of death are pending autopsies.

There was no danger to the community, according to Fennelly.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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