Sat. Jul 2nd, 2022

Two people in New Jersey are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at an Irvington house early Thursday morning.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II said police were called to a home on Adams Street, where they found 31-year-old Daquasha Jackson and 29-year-old Dane Lawrence with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead around 3:55 a.m.

Stephens did not disclose other details.

Jackson’s baby was also found inside the home. The child was not harmed.

Media reports claim Lawrence shot and killed his girlfriend, Jackson, before turning the gun on himself.

A preliminary investigation indicates it was likely a murder-suicide, according to Stephens.

Stephens asked anyone with information to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-847-7432 or 1-877-TIPS-4EC.

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By Buffy Gunner

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