Four family members found slain in Jersey City home

(01/14/05) JERSEY CITY - Police in Jersey City are investigating the brutal murder of a family after four bodies were found bound and gagged in an Oakland Avenue home Friday morning.

Police have identified the victims as 46-year-old Hossam Armanious, his wife 36-year-old Amas Garas and their two daughters, ages 15 and 8. Investigators say each family member had their throats slashed. One police official likened the killings to the infamous ?In Cold Blood? murders that took place 40 years ago.

Relatives say they had not heard from the family for a few days before the bodies were discovered. Police officials say they are not revealing much information because the investigation is still in its early stages. They are in the process of questioning relatives and friends of the slain family.

 

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