Medical Examiner rules Bergenfield deaths as murder-suicide

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BERGENFIELD, N.J. — The Bergen County Medical Examiner has ruled the deaths of two people found in a Bergenfield home Saturday morning as a murder-suicide.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the advancements in the investigation Monday evening.


According to Grewal, it was determined that Mark Morris, 44, and Annette Torres, 36, had gotten into an argument at some point on Friday. During the fight, investigators say that Morris shot and killed Torres before turning the gun on himself.

The Medical Examiner ruled Torres' death as a murder and Morris' death a suicide.

Torres' 11-year-old son found the bodies and ran to a neighbor, saying his parents weren't breathing. When police arrived at the house on West Clinton Avenue, they found Morris' body in the basement and Torres' body in an upstairs bedroom.

Detectives found a .25 caliber automatic handgun and a 9mm handgun at the scene. The weapons will be analyzed by the Bergen County Sheriff's Department Ballistics Unit.

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