Woman found dead in Fords, NJ lawn in apparent murder-suicide
WOODBRIDGE — A woman was found dead on the front lawn of a house while the body of her husband was found inside late Wednesday afternoon in what is being investigated as a murder/suicide.
Police were called to a house on Soren Street in the Fords section of Woodbridge around 4:35 p.m. about an unresponsive woman lying in the front yard, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
The woman was identified as Lynn Jasper, 69, who was shot multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Ciccone. Her husband James Jasper, 66, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Woodbridge Mayor John MacCormac told New Jersey 101.5 Lynn Jasper was a former dispatcher for the township.
Neighbors told News 12 New Jersey that a couple lived at the home with their adult son.
NBC 4 New York reported a large police response in the normally quiet neighborhood including a SWAT team for a barricade situation.
Some neighboring homes were evacuated by police.