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††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: November 19, 2013







Homicide/suicide in Woodbridge


Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Robert Hubner, director of the Woodbridge Police Department, announced today that police are investigating a shooting in which a Brooklyn man apparently shot and killed his former companion, and then killed himself.


Stephanie Barrios, 29, of Strawberry Hill Avenue, Woodbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:30 p.m. on November 18, 2013. She apparently was fatally shot while sitting in a car parked outside a house where she was residing.


Also pronounced dead at the scene was her former companion, Luis Rosado, 46, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


A preliminary investigation has classified the deaths as a murder/suicide, but the final determination awaits the results of autopsies that will be performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office. The results were not immediately available.


The investigation by Detective Dean Janowski of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Rosado shot and killed Ms. Barrios before shooting himself. Two handguns were recovered from the scene.


Police arrived to find Ms. Barrios had been shot inside a 2007 Mercedes that was parked in front of the home where she had been living with relatives.


Rosado, who owned the vehicle, was found in the street near the parked car.


The investigation further showed that after living together for a number of years in Brooklyn, the couple separated about two months ago and Ms. Barrios moved in with the relatives in Woodbridge.


The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Janowski of the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700, or Investigator Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3904.