Shooting in Morris Plains under investigation

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp along with Morris Plains Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and Morris Township Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo announce that a 28-year-old woman was found dead in the early hours Saturday morning outside of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains. Officers were notified of possible gunshots in the area and discovered her body upon their arrival.

The body of a 32-year-old man was found dead nearby over the border in Morris Township.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to these areas, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, Morris Plains Police, Morris Township Police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause and manner of death are pending determination by the Medical Examiner, but this appears to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the community. At this time, the identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of families of the deceased.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at (973) 829-8159 or [email protected]