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St. Joes Alumni Involved in Alleged Murder/Suicide

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Authorities are investigating the apparent homicide of a 32-year-old woman who was found dead in her home Wednesday morning.

European Hair Designs owner Vito Nigro, a St. Joe's High School alumni, is reportedly in grave condition after allegedly murdering his wife Giorgina Nigro and attempting to commit suicide Tuesday in the Colonia section of Woodbridge.

Police pronounced Giorgina Nigro dead at 10:01 a.m. at her home on Devon Road in Colonia after police were dispatched at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Multiple sources have informed TAP into South Plainfield that Vito Nigro killed his wife and then attempted to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass and on to the Garden State Parkway. His condition was initially reported to be critical.

As a business owner and hair dresser Vito Nigro had been a fixture of South Plainfield’s salon scene. European Hair Designs, located in the Oak Park Commons Mall, has serviced South Plainfield customers for nearly 30 years.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office the results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Kondracki of the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700, or Detective Craig Marchak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3254.

Editor's Note:  Multiple sources have confirmed that Mr. Nigro is alive.

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