Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Police Director Joseph Santiago have announced that the Essex County Homicide Task Force is investigating an apparent double homicide in Irvington today. Irvington police responded, shortly after 12:00 pm this afternoon, to a two family residence in the 600 block of Chancellor Avenue and discovered two unidentified males, unconscious, in the upstairs apartment. The males were pronounced dead at the scene.
The matter is being investigated as a homicide according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit. According to Irvington Director Santiago, the victims appear to have been targeted, and this was not a random incident. The cause of death will be determined during autopsies which will be performed on Monday morning.
This matter remains under active investigation and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Essex County Homicide Task Force at 877-847-7432.