The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says a New Jersey corrections officer killed his girlfriend and then himself.
Police found the bodies of 38-year-old Christopher Minichini and 37-year-old Christina Prestianni in their home in Nutley on Thursday.
Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates Minichini shot Prestianni and then turned the gun on himself.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
Minichini had been a state prison guard for seven years.