Morris Plains shooting under investigation

Authorities are investigating two deaths in Morris County.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris Plains Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and Morris Township Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo announced that a 28-year-old woman was found dead in the early hours Saturday morning outside of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains. 

Officers were notified of possible gunshots in the area and discovered her body upon their arrival. 

The body of a 32-year-old man was found dead nearby over the border in Morris Township. 

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to these areas, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, Morris Plains Police, Morris Township Police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause and manner of death are pending determination by the Medical Examiner, but this appears to be an isolated incident.

There is no threat to the community.  

At this time, the identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of families of the deceased. 


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