Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sloatsburg

According to Ramapo Police, officials are investigating two deaths in Sloatsburg. On Wednesday morning, around 9:50 AM police received a call from a friend of 69-year old William Groesbeck, stating that he was worried about the former New Jersey Police officer’s mental health. When police arrived at Groesbeck Adam Court home they heard a gunshot and entered to find him and his 62-year old wife Patricia Nigro dead from gunshot wounds. The gunshots led to a lockdown at nearby Sloatsburg Elementary School and the hostage negotiation team as a precaution. Police stated it appears to be a murder-suicide by the man, though the Medical Examiner is determining the official cause of death.

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