MANNER OF DEATH OF 35-YEAR-OLD JERSEY CITY WOMAN RULED HOMICIDE
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information:
Following an autopsy by the Regional Medical Examiner, the cause of death of the 35-year-old Jersey City woman found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday, Garima Kothari, has been ruled multiple upper body injuries and the manner of death has been ruled homicide. Additionally, the Medical Examiner determined that Ms. Kothari was approximately five months pregnant.
The cause and manner of death for the deceased male, Man Mohan Mall, age 37, of Jersey City, who was found dead in the Hudson River near Exchange Place, is still pending with the Regional Medical Examiner.
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt in the Hudson River near Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive male in the river near Montgomery Street and Exchange Place. The male, later identified as Man Mohan Mall, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:55 a.m.
Jersey City police officers also responded to Mr. Mall’s residence on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Responding officers found an unresponsive female with apparent trauma to her upper body. The female was identified as Garima Kothari, who was also a resident at that address. She was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 7:15 a.m.
The Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. While it remains at this time that these deaths are the result of a murder-suicide, the final determination is still pending the complete findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: https://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.