New Jersey dad, 41, who shot dead his beautician wife and their teenage kids at their home before killing himself, called relative to confess to triple-murder before his suicide
New Jersey electrician shot dead his beautician wife and two teen kids at New Jersey home before killing himself inside their home in Linden, New Jersey
Krzysztof Nieroda, 41, phoned a family member after shooting wife Justyna, daughter Natalie, and son Sebastian, police said
He was found dead inside his Linden home around 9:30 am, with the murder weapon in his hand, alongside the bodies of his beautician wife Justyna, 41
His son Sebastian, 14, and daughter Natalie, 13 was also found shot at the scene
Sebastian had initially survived the shooting but later died at the hospital
According to authorities in Linden, New Jersey, Nieroda phoned a family member to report that he’d killed his two children and wife before turning the gun on himself
The motive behind the shooting is unknown at this time and the matter remains under investigation
A New Jersey man who shot and killed his wife, daughter, and son before turning the gun on himself called a relative to admit what he had done, police said Monday.
Krzysztof Nieroda, 41, reached out to a family member to share the gruesome details of the triple-murder before shooting himself in the head.
On Sunday, the electrician was found dead inside his Linden home around 9:30 am, with the murder weapon in his hand, alongside the bodies of his beautician wife Justyna, 41.
His son Sebastian, 14, and daughter Natalie, 13 was also found shot at the scene. Sebastian had initially survived the shooting but later died at the hospital.
The motive for the shooting is yet unknown.
Since the bodies were discovered inside the family’s home Sunday morning, neighbors have been left to grieve and wonder what happened to the seemingly happy family.
‘She was always so nice, nice smile on her face every time never. Would think something was wrong,’ one neighbor told CBS New York.
The couple moved into their home in the quiet suburb in 2007. According to his LinkedIn page, Krzysztof worked as an electrician. Justyna was a hairstylist and beautician at Prestige, a beauty salon in Rahway, New Jersey.
Less than one month before the murder-suicide, Krzysztof posted on Facebook that he and Justyna were having a date night at a local restaurant: ‘Date time,’ he wrote. ‘Me and my beautiful wife.’
Residents in the neighborhood described the family as ‘quiet’ and ‘friendly,’ and said they often saw them walking their dog.
‘They’re a normal family. That’s why it’s impossible to believe,’ a neighbor said.
The person also said the family liked to go camping and had recently remodeled their kitchen.
On Monday, Linden School District Superintendent Rocco G. Tomazic said they are offering grief counselors for students and staff.
According to Tomazic, Natalie was in the seventh grade and Sebastian was in eighth.
‘Any student death affects us all,’ the superintendent wrote in a statement.
‘But we will never become so accustomed to loss like this that we can’t respond with empathy, understanding and care. We will fully support each other during these difficult times. Let us all work together towards that end,’ he continued.
CBS New York reported that Natalie and Sebastian’s friends and classmates were seen outside of their home Sunday evening, placing flowers and balloons outside.
‘I feel terrible today because I saw that kids since they born,’ neighbor Digna Alvarez told the outlet.
‘I never saw any fight in this house. It was very nice people. Family, very together family. They went in snow all the time together, playing in the snow, riding bicycles together,’ Alvarez continued.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also confirmed that he was aware of the situation and would ‘support Linden however possible.’
Inside of the home, investigators found the bodies of Justyna, Natalie, and Krzysztof Nieroda. The couple’s 16-year-old son Sebastian initially survived but later died at the hospital.
The area was shut down for hours Sunday as investigators cleaned up the crime scene
Local officials are now using the tragedy to remind anyone who may be struggling to reach out for help.
‘In tragedies of this magnitude, there are no words that can heal, nor explanations that can serve to make sense of them to the public,’ Union County Prosecutor William Daniel said in a statement.
‘Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of these victims and to the Linden community as a whole in the wake of this horrible event,’ Daniel continued.
Linden Police Chief David Hart echoed the prosecutor’s statements, saying members of the public should seek mental-health assistance.
‘We are not alone in our grief; each of us has a shared responsibility to be there for our loved ones as we mourn the loss of our friends and neighbors,’ Hart said.
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