Prosecutors: Kidnapping preceded murder-suicide at New Jersey motel

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SOUTH HACKENSACK -

Authorities say a man abducted a woman and then apparently shot and killed her at a Bergen County motel before turning the weapon on himself.

County prosecutors say police were called just after 5 a.m. Monday about domestic violence and kidnapping at a home on 16th Avenue in Paterson.

Police identified the suspect as 45-year-old Jose Segura-Montero and the victim as 41-year-old Marcia Fererra.

Police say that officers found Segura-Montero’s vehicle near the Knights Inn in South Hackensack and approached a motel room shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday.

After they announced their presence, officers reported hearing gunshots and tried to break down the door, then broke a window and got inside the room to find Segura-Montero and Fererra dead. 

Authorities said they believe that Segura-Montero shot and killed Fererra and then himself. 

The county medical examiner's office will determine the cause and manner of their deaths.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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