Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide at Jersey City apartment
JERSEY CITY - Police say a young couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide inside a Jersey City apartment early Wednesday morning.
Police at the scene on Palisade Avenue say Maria Peralta, 18, and her 27-year-old boyfriend died in the kitchen of their basement apartment.
Investigators believe Peralta was dropped off by a friend at the home to pick up some personal items. Police say the friend returned after not hearing from Peralta for a while.
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The friend looked through the window and called police when she saw something suspicious.
Peralta had stab wounds to her head and torso, police say. The boyfriend had a stab wound to the chest.
A knife was found at the scene and police believe that he stabbed Peralta and then himself.
The boyfriend's name has not been released pending notification of the family.