Jefferson Township police, in New Jersey, revealed that the two adults died as a result of gunshot wounds and the incident has been determined to be a murder/suicide.
“This preliminary investigation revealed that Julian Knott, age 45, shot his wife Alita Knott, age 47, multiple times and then took his own life with the same weapon.”
College student daughter Kayleigh, who along with her two teenage brothers survive their parents, used social media site Instagram to pay tribute to her mum and dad.
“Although I am heartbroken that they will never see me graduate college, will never be there to see me get married or to be grandparents for my children, I can still have my inner peace knowing that they are now stress-free in a much better place,” she wrote.
“You never know what life is going to throw at you, but it is all part of a plan that is bigger than us all.”
“So hug your families a little tighter tonight and count every little blessing because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Life is so incredibly beautiful and I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for me. Rest in Peace Mummy and Daddy, stay close,” she added.