Authorities are investigating murder-suicide in Old Bridge


OLD BRIDGE – Authorities responded to a residence on Jacob Street following the report of a homicide around 11:17 p.m. Aug. 10.

Upon entering the residence, officers found Yajaira Moreno, 33, of Old Bridge, who had sustained apparent stab wounds. Juan Alvarado, 39, of Elizabeth, was located nearby the residence and was observed to have sustained apparent, self-inflicted stab wounds, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Acting Chief Joseph Mandola of the Old Bridge Police Department.

Moreno and Alvarado, who were formerly in a dating relationship, were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

At present, the deaths are believed to be the result of an apparent murder-suicide, according to the statement.

Anyone with information should call Detective Addie Spinola of the Old Bridge Police Department at 732-721-4000, or Detective Paul Kelley of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3330.