Children Safe After Apparent Murder SuicideDec 18th, 2011 | By Jay Long | Category: Lead Article
Heather Trapp, 37 of Middlesex County, New Jersey was found murdered in her home Thursday, December 15. Officials believe she sustained multiple stab wounds at the hands of her estranged husband, 39 year old Anthony Trapp.
After the incident Trapp allegedly abducted the couple’s daughters, ages 5 and 20 months.
An AMBER alert went out to all surrounding areas regarding a confirmation of the abduction. At approximately, 3:15am early Friday morning, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office contacted the New York State Police and advised that their investigation indicated that the suspect, was somewhere in the Town of Highlands area.
New York State Police patrols actively checked the area and at approximately 3:55AM, a Monroe New York State Trooper patrol located the red 2011 Nissan Rogue believed to be operated by Trapp parked at the Bear Mountain Bridge Motel, on RT-9W in the Town of Highlands.
A perimeter was established and State Police personnel, including Crisis Negotiators and the Special Operations Response Team were deployed. At approximately 7:30 AM two children appeared at the front door to the motel room and were taken to safety by State Police personnel. The children were placed temporarily in the custody of relatives after being checked at a local hospital.
Crisis Negotiators attempted to make contact with Trapp inside the motel room using various methods but to no avail and at approximately 8:40 AM, the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team gained entry to the room and discovered Trapp deceased inside.
The cause of death was not immediately determined.