Authorities in New Jersey are awaiting results from the Regional Medical Examiner to determine the official cause and manner of death of the Lydiah Okongo and Henry Okongo. Police have this far ruled the deaths “apparent murder-suicide.”
Lydiah Okongo, 40, was shot multiple times in her head and torso on the first floor of 2 Mina Dr. at about 8:45 a.m. Henry Okongo, 51, was found in the basement of the home with a gunshot wound to his head, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced
Police responded to the home on reports of an injured female. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. A 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl were inside the home. The boy was uninjured, but brought to Jersey City Medical Center for evaluation, authorities said.
Neighbors gathering around the home described the Okong’os as “lovely people” who kept their home well maintained.