PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany man is facing charges in connection with his wife’s death, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
Patrick Mirrione, 79, has been charged with fourth-degree obstructing administration of law or other governmental function and fourth-degree tampering with physical evidence.
On Friday, at around 12:54 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call report of a gunshot suicide at 10 Concord Way, Knapp said.
The caller, who was later identified as Mirrione, reported to police at the scene that he discovered his wife in the garage with an apparent gunshot wound, Knapp said.
During the ensuing investigation, it is alleged that Mirrione gave inconsistent statements to law enforcement regarding his knowledge of and participation in the death, Knapp said.
It is also alleged that Mirrione altered, concealed, and/or removed physical items at or from the scene, Knapp said.
This investigation remains ongoing, Knapp said.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.
Members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office all took part in this investigation.
Mirrione was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings.