Prosecutors have identified the couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide at their New Jersey home on Saturday as 36-year-old Annette Torres (above) and 41-year-old Mark Morris (below).
However, prosecutors still have not said what may have sparked the incident involving 36-year-old Annette Torres and 41-year-old Mark Morris.
Police responded to the Bergenfield home around 10.20am on Saturday after the couple's son told a neighbor, who alerted authorities, that his parents were not breathing.
Torres, who would have turned 37 next weekend, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom while Morris was found in the basement.
Authorities said it appears that Morris killed his partner, Torres, then shot himself in the head.
Authorities have not released details on how Torres was killed.
Acting county Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal said on Sunday that the deaths were being investigated as a 'domestic violence-based murder-suicide' and declined to further comment.
On Sunday, a small makeshift memorial with a teddy bear and flowers could be seen on the steps outside the couple's home, according to NorthJersey.com.
Their son, who has not been named, is in the custody of New Jersey child welfare authorities.
The couple, who it is not clear if they were married, reportedly had four children and a history of domestic issues, according to the Bergenfield Daily Voice.
After speaking briefly with police, the coworkers were seen sobbing at the scene.
One of the coworkers described Torres as 'wonderful person and good friend,' according to NorthJersey.com.
Another colleague, 21-year-old Jennifer, who worked with Torres about four years ago, called her an 'amazing lady', a 'good mother to her children' and as having a 'very chill' demeanor.
A neighbor described the couple as 'friendly' and reportedly never noticed any signs of trouble in the home.
'Yeah, they are usually quiet, they hadn't any bad thing (sic), I didn't see anything outside, but they are living goodly, friendly, everything,' a Bergenfield resident told WABC.
Another neighbor, who was only identified as Suja, told NJ.com that she had left her home that morning around 9.30am and did not notice any disturbances at the home or hear gunshots.
'They are so nice and quiet,' the neighbor said of the couple.
Pictured: Couple found dead by their 11-year-old son in apparent murder-suicide at their New Jersey home
Prosecutors identified couple as Annette Torres, 36, and Mark Morris, 41
Police found Morris in basement and partner Torres upstairs on Saturday
The case is being treated as a domestic violence-based murder-suicide
Prosecutors said Morris died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
Meanwhile they have not released details on how Torres died but said it appearshe killed her then shot himself
By MYRIAH TOWNER and CLEMENCE MICHALLON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 21:36 EST, 20 March 2016 | UPDATED: 07:57 EST, 21 March 2016