Police identify Fords couple in alleged murder-suicide


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WOODBRIDGE – Law enforcement officials have identified a Fords couple in the alleged murder-suicide incident, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Police Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department.

Police received a 911 call about an unresponsive female laying on a front lawn on Soren Street in the Fords section of the township at 4:37 p.m. on Aug. 31, according to a press release through the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Upon arrival, officers located the female, who was later identified as Lynn Jasper, 69 of Fords. It was determined that she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Jasper was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release.

Woodbridge police, along with multiple other law enforcement agencies, then attempted to determine if anyone was still in the residence. Officers entered and James Jasper, 66, of Fords, was located deceased with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the press release.

The investigation is active and being investigated as a murder-suicide. Authorities have determined that there is no threat to the public. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Perry Penna of the Woodbridge Police Department at 732-602-7326 or Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4335.

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