Kenyan couple found dead in their New Jersey home in apparent murder suicide

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Henry Okongo and Lydiah Okongo were found dead in apparent murder-suicide
Henry Okongo and Lydiah Okongo were found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A Kenyan couple was found dead inside their home in Jersey City, New Jersey in what is believed to be a case of murder suicide.

Henry Okongo, 51, and Lydia Okongo, 40, were discovered inside the home where they died from gunshot wounds.

Mrs Okongo’s body was found in the first floor of the house with several gunshot wounds in the head and torso. Mr Okongo’s body was discovered in the basement with a gunshot wound to his head.

A gun was found next to Mr Okongo’s body leading to speculations that he shot himself after killing his wife.

When police were called to the home on reports of an injured female, they found 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl.

Mr Okongo is said to own several Laundromats in the area and Mrs Okongo was a nurse

In 2013, one of Mr Okongo’s Laundromats was facing closure after his lease expired and he fell behind on rent but residents rallied around him for support.

The couple had been living in the home where their bodies were found for atleast 10 years.

 

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