A 42-year-old New Jersey mother fatally shot her husband, their two younger daughters after which herself in a murder-suicide this week — simply as their suburban residence was being foreclosed on, prosecutors mentioned.
Andrea Alarcon killed hubby Ruben Alarcon, 51, in addition to daughters Scarlett, 9, and Emma, 6 earlier than turning the weapon on herself contained in the household’s Lincrest Terrace residence in Union, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and an online obituary.
Local sheriffs confirmed up on the residence to serve an eviction discover round 10:30 a.m. Wednesday once they discovered all 4 victims with mortal gunshot wounds, in keeping with officers and a WNBC report.
The homicide weapon was positioned close to the lady’s physique, main investigators to conclude that she was accountable for the lethal home violence, in keeping with prosecutors.
The residence was offered for $322,000 at a November sheriff’s sale, the information station reported, including that the household – who had lived there for 15 years – had 60 days to go away or get the boot.
“In tragedies of this magnitude, there aren’t any phrases that may heal, nor explanations that may serve to make sense of them to the general public,” Union County Prosecutor William Daniel mentioned in a press release. “Our ideas exit to the household and pals of those victims and to the Union neighborhood as a complete within the wake of this horrible occasion.”
Union Police Director Christopher Donnelly described the household’s deaths as “a deeply tragic occasion that has shaken our neighborhood to its core.”
“Our hearts exit to the households and family members of the victims,” Donnelly mentioned.
If you or somebody is affected by any of the problems raised on this story, name or textual content the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.