NUTLEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey state corrections officer and his girlfriend were found dead in their Nutley, New Jersey home this week – in what prosecutors believe was a murder-suicide.
Authorities found the bodies of Christina Prestianni, 37, and her boyfriend, Christopher Minichini, 38, in their home on Hillside Avenue on Thursday, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
Both had suffered fatal gunshot wounds, and a preliminary investigation indicated that Minichini shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
Investigators Friday evening were awaiting autopsy results.
Minichini had worked as a New Jersey State Corrections officer for the past seven years, prosecutors said.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
No further information was available Friday evening.