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.

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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.

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Investigators Friday evening were awaiting autopsy results.

Minichini had worked as a New Jersey State Corrections officer for the past seven years, prosecutors said.

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No further information was available Friday evening.