JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is investigating a murder suicide, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced Sunday.

According to a report the incident began to unfold when members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt in the Hudson River near Montgomery Street. Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male in the river near Montgomery Street and Exchange Place. The male, later identified as Man Mohan Mall, 37, Jersey City was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:55 a.m.

Members of the Jersey City Police Department also responded to Mall’s residence on Christopher Columbus Drive where they found an unresponsive female with apparent trauma to her upper body. The female, identified as Garima Kothari,35, also a resident at that address, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:15 a.m.

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The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. While it appears at this time that these deaths are the result of a murder-suicide, the final determination is still pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201- 915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at:

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