CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Hillside, NJ Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

View Comments
Crime Scene Generic

Crime Scene Generic – File

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

HILLSIDE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police say a Hillside, New Jersey couple was found dead in their home this weekend in an apparent murder-suicide.

Officials say the couple’s 15-year-old daughter found her mother unresponsive Saturday morning and called her grandmother who then called police.

Inside the house, police found 35-year-old Trecia Lewis’ body on a bed in the upper level and the body of her 45-year-old husband, Richard, was found sprawled in a bathtub.

Union County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman John Holl says investigators believe Richard Lewis killed his wife and then himself.

The couple’s daughter and their 11-year-old son were not hurt.

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments