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Two Found Dead on Nance Road

Police still investigating cause of death

A man was found dead in his home on Nance Road in West Orange a day after his wife died of a possible drug overdose, police said.

Marla Fuhrer, 24,  was found unresponsive in her home on Feb. 2, according to West Orange Police Chief James Abbott.

Family members told police Fuhrer had been complaining of pain and had severe back problems. She had been taking several medications and appeared to have died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, Abbott said.

Her husband, Maury Fuhrer, 29, died the following day. Though authorities continue investigating the cause of his death, Abbott said there appeared to be no signs of foul play.

Police forced their way into Maury's home after receiving a call from his father who was concerned about his son's well-being following the death of his wife. Maury was found dead in the bathroom at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3.

The husband and wife left behind an 18-month-old child who is being cared for by his grandparents.

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