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Married Couple Found Dead in Morris County Home Sunday Morning

No forced entry into residence, no cause for concern to community, prosecutor says.

A husband and wife were found dead in their Jefferson Township home early Sunday morning, and local and county police are investigating the matter.

Jefferson Township Police Officers Tim Hecht and Dave Wroblewski responded to a home on 12 Log Road for a report of two unconscious adults just after 1 a.m., Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp announced Sunday.

Officers found the husband and wife, Julian Knott, 45, and Alita Knott, 47, deceased inside the home, Knapp said. An investigation revealed there was no evidence of outside intrusion into the home and no cause for concern to the community, Knapp said.

No further information is being released to the public at this time, Knapp said.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office CIS and Major Crime’s Unit assisted at the scene. 

Patch will update this story when more details become available. 

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