Acting Morris County Prosecutor Knapp Announces Cause and Manner of Deaths in Fatal Shootings in Parsippany

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced this afternoon the cause and manner of yesterday’s deaths of Chester Andraka and Rosaria Andraka, husband and wife of 2 Medford Road, Parsippany, New Jersey. Yesterday, the Parsippany Police, after receiving a telephone call from Chester Andraka’s place of employment, proceeded to his home and upon observing a body on a couch through a window, forcibly entered the locked home to discover the Andraka’s bodies.

Acting Prosecutor Knapp stated that the homicide of Rosaria Andraka, 43 years old, was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted upon her. Acting Prosecutor Knapp further stated that the suicide of Chester Andraka, 46 years old, was caused by a gunshot wound. The findings were made following an investigation and autopsies conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner.

Acting Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Chief Anthony DeZenzo and the Parsippany Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office and members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office who assisted in this matter.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].