Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce that Patrick Mirrione, age 79, of Parsippany, New Jersey, has been charged with Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Both are crimes of the fourth degree.
On Friday, March 15, 2019, at approximately 12:54 p.m., Parsippany police officers responded to a 911 call report of a gunshot suicide at 10 Concord Way, Parsippany, New Jersey. The caller, later identified as Patrick Mirrione, reported to police at the scene that he discovered his wife in the garage with an apparent gunshot wound. During the ensuing investigation, it is alleged that Mirrione gave inconsistent statements to law enforcement regarding his knowledge of and participation in the death. It is also alleged that Mirrione altered, concealed, and/or removed physical items at or from the scene. Mirrione was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings as a result of the above charges.
This investigation remains ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time. If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.
Members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office all took part in this investigation.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Any inquiries about this press release can be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].