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Montclair Native Killed in Domestic Dispute in Springfield

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Tom Brown, of Martin's Funeral Home for Service in Montclair, was fatally injured in a domestic dispute at his home in Springfield. Credits: Kathy Cryan
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The fatal stabbings of a woman and her father at their Springfield home are under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook and jointly announced Tuesday. 

The victims have been identified as 51-year-old Roth Brown and 79-year-old Thomas Brown. 

Police responding to a request for a welfare check found the bodies of the two victims in their Meckes Street residence early Monday afternoon, after which a joint investigation involving the Union County Homicide Task Force, Springfield Police Department, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Identification Unit was initiated. 

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The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287 or Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999. 

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org

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