Kidnapping preceded murder-suicide at NJ motel: prosecutors

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. — A "domestic kidnapping" ended with a man and a woman being found dead at a New Jersey motel in an apparent murder-suicide on Monday, authorities said.

Bergen County prosecutors say the kidnapping happened at about 5 a.m. in Paterson. They say the man and woman had been in a relationship, but it wasn't clear if they were still dating.

Paterson police investigating the kidnapping went to the Knights Inn in South Hackensack around 8:30 a.m. Monday. But when the officers announced themselves, they heard gunshots behind the locked door.

Officers were unable to force their way through the door of Room 130, so one of them fired his weapon through a lower corner of the tempered glass window, prosecutors said. That single round shattered the window so officers were able to climb through and get inside.

They found the man and woman dead in the room. A revolver was found at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Marcia Fererra, 41, of Paterson, and Jose Segura-Montero, 45, of Paterson.

Prosecutors said it appears that Segura-Montera shot and killed Fererra then turned the gun on himself.

Police towed a blue Chevy Avalanche pick-up truck away from the scene Monday afternoon.

Some people who showed up to the motel later in the day to observe the investigation were visibly shaken, but declined to comment on if they knew the deceased.