A New Jersey Mom was found murdered in her home the same day her husband jumped from a bridge in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
According to the Ashbury Park Press, Kenneth Bartone’s body was discovered floating in the Raritan River while his car was parked on the Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge around 7 a.m. Denise Bartone, his wife, was killed earlier in the two’s home while their three daughters were inside, said The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Luckily, the girls were not harmed and are staying with family members.
Christopher Swendeman, a spokesman for the prosecution’s office, told the newspaper that police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide but are seeing how they could be connected. As the former chairwoman of the Freehold Township Education Foundation, Denise helped raised money for district teachers. She was also a marketing specialist at Rutgers University. Her Facebook images seemed nothing short of normal as it was full of family portraits, selfies of the couple and pictures from a Bahamas cruise last summer.
The head of the school system released a statement about Denise,
“The district has made arrangements for additional counselors and child study team members to be available for students (Tuesday) at the schools most impacted by this loss,” a statement read.
The case is in an ongoing investigation.
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