Prosecutor: Pregnant woman found dead was killed

April 28, 2020 GMT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose death was being probed as part of an apparent murder suicide has been confirmed to have been the victim of a homicide — and she was about five months pregnant.

The Hudson County prosecutor’s office said 35-year-old Garima Kothari of Jersey City was found dead Sunday in the home she shared with a 37-year-old man who had been found dead earlier in the Hudson River.

Prosecutors said Monday that following an autopsy, Kothari’s death was ruled a homicide due to multiple upper body injuries. The medical examiner also determined that she was about five months pregnant, authorities said. The cause and manner of the man’s death is still pending.


Prosecutors and city police are still investigating and asked anyone with information to contact them.