J.P. Morgan Analyst and Wife Involved in Alleged Murder-Suicide
A couple were found dead Friday night in an apparent murder-suicide, leaving behind their 18-month-old son
An analyst for J.P. Morgan in New York City was found dead with his wife on Friday night in their New Jersey home, according to CBS.
Michael Tabacchi, 27, and his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi, 41, who also went by the name Denise, lived in Closter, New Jersey, and were involved in an apparent murder-suicide.
According to Denise’s Facebook page, she was an administrative assistant at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
Their 18-month-old boy was not injured and is now being cared for by relatives.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said that Michael died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest, while Denise died from strangulation and a single stab wound to her chest, according to the news outlet.
A neighbor who lives next door to the home said that Michael’s father received a text message from his son that prompted him to head over to their home.
The neighbor called 911, according to CBS, and went over to the house with Michael’s father.
“It’s quite a shock and a surprise, but it’s a tragedy nonetheless,” Closter Mayor John Glidden Jr. tells the news outlet.
Another neighbor, Michael Evans, lived across the street from the Tabacchis.
“You walked by, they waved, they smiled,” he said. “Nothing that seemed to indicate that they would be anything like this, no.”
But neighbor Yonica Bickici did hear them arguing recently.
“It was a bit loud, it was abrupt. I just though it’s a family squabble,” she said.
According to ABC, a kitchen knife was found near Michael’s body.
“We believe that the husband killed his wife but do not know what prompted all of it,” Molinelli said in an email, The Record reports.
On Dec. 9, 2014, Denise wrote on her Facebook page, “My life is about as far from perfect as it can get, but everyday I leave a job I really like with people I really enjoy to spend the night with my gorgeous, healthy, baby boy, cat and husband not a bad life.”