New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said at a news conference with other officials on Wednesday that the two Jersey City attackers who stormed a Jewish market in a deadly shooting on Tuesday were the prime suspects in the death of a man whose body was found in a car trunk nearby over the weekend.
Grewal identified the Jersey City attackers as 47-year-old David N. Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham.
Both were found dead at the scene of the attack at a kosher market Tuesday in Jersey City, along with three civilian victims. Authorities say Detective Joseph Seals was killed earlier near a cemetery about a mile away.
Anderson and Graham, clearly targeted the place, the Jersey City mayor said Wednesday, amid growing fears the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.
Authorities are investigating potential connections between the attackers and the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, some of whose members are known to rail against whites and Jews, a law enforcement official familiar with the case told the Associated Press.
Investigators also are scouring social media postings of at least one of the gunmen in search of a motive, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still going on.
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