⚫ Couple found dead in own house

⚫ Prosecutor confirms cause of deaths

⚫ 2 dogs rescued

KEYPORT — A married couple recently found dead in their Keyport home has been deemed a murder-suicide, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced.

The morning of March 19, Keyport police carried out a wellness check at a house on Chingarora Avenue.

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There, officers found 37-year-old Ekaterina Kalyapina had been killed by her husband, 39-year-old Ilya Gagin, before he then took his own life, according to Santiago.

An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed manner of death for the pair were homicide and suicide, respectively.

Both people had been shot, Tapinto previously reported, which the prosecutor's office then confirmed to NJ 101.5

Two small dogs were also found inside, unharmed. The animals were rescued by the Monmouth County SPCA.

Kalyapina and Gagin were owners of a home at 187 Chingarora Avenue, as seen in online property records, which also listed a previous shared residence in Fort Lee.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Donovan, III, or Keyport Sergeant Joseph Rendina, at 732-264-0706.

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