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Authorities investigate fire, apparent murder-suicide in Readington Township

Authorities in Hunterdon County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a man and woman in their 70s.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2022, 9:50 PM

Updated 712 days ago

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Authorities in Hunterdon County are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a man and woman in their 70s.
Readington Township police were called to a fire at a home in the Whitehouse Station section of town early Sunday morning. After the fire was extinguished, they discovered the bodies of 70-year-old Kathryn Shern and 71-year-old Charles Shern.
Officials say that the victims died from apparent gunshot wounds. Details about the deaths were not immediately released, but police say that one of the victims killed the other and then took their own life.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129.


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