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Homicide-suicide suspected in deaths at Jamaican restaurant in New Jersey

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The daddy of a lady’s kids is believed to have killed her and her sister in a Jamaican restaurant in New Jersey earlier than killing himself, the police have theorised.

Appearing Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V Ruotolo introduced final night time that the deaths of the 2 ladies in Hillside had been believed to be linked to a demise investigation in Union Township, NJ.

The Union County Prosecutor’s Workplace reported that within the early morning hours of Monday, April 5, officers from Union Township Police Division observed a automobile parked within the rear lot of an Enterprise Hire-A-Automotive facility situated on the 1700 block of Morris Avenue in Union.

After approaching the automobile, officers found the physique of 45-year-old Akanni A Martin of Hillside, NJ, inside with a gunshot wound to the pinnacle. A weapon was recovered close to his physique.

“Investigators don’t consider foul play was concerned,” the report mentioned.

“In working to inform Martin’s subsequent of kin, detectives from Union Township visited Martin’s dwelling on the 1500 block of Summit Ave in Hillside. After additional investigation, detectives decided two people near Martin had been lacking.”

On Tuesday, April 6, Detectives visited Okay & Okay Jamaican Restaurant on the 1500 block of Summit Ave in Hillside, a restaurant co-owned by Martin. At this location, detectives found the our bodies of 39-year-old Karen A Lemaitre, the mom of Martin’s kids, and her sister, 41-year-old Wanita A Joffer.

An post-mortem performed by the Union County Medical Examiner’s Workplace on Lemaitre and Joffer dominated their method of demise to be murder, the police mentioned.

The matter stays beneath lively investigation, led by the Union County Murder Process Pressure with help from members of the Union Township Police Division, Hillside Police Division, and Union County Sheriff’s Workplace Crime Scene Unit.

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