Monday, October 20, 2014
"BELLEVILLE, NJ — A man and woman are dead after an apparent murder/suicide in Belleville, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said Saturday.
"Police discovered the bodies of John Sykes, 47, and Felicia Hunt, 23, in a home on 62 New Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the prosecutor’s office. Officers were called to the residence to check on Sykes after he didn't show up for work.
"`As the officers peered in a window they observed a male and female lying dead,` the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
"Sykes apparently killed Hunt before taking his own life, Essex County Prosecutor's Office Chief of Detectives Anthony Ambrose said.
"The two lived together at the house and `appeared` to be involved in a relationship, according to the prosecutor’s office.
"Autopsies were pending and the Essex County Homicide Task Force was investigating.
"Authorities did not immediately provide additional details."