Woman Found Dead at Lake Hiawatha Restaurant

Section of North Beverwyck Road remains closed as investigation continues.

A woman was found dead late Friday night inside a Lake Hiawatha restaurant on North Beverwyck Road, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

UPDATE: A Parsippany man has been arrested for allegedly fatally stabbing his wife inside the restaurant. Click here for more details.

Numerous law enforcement agencies remain on the scene early Saturday morning, but there is no danger to the public, Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi said. The name of the restaurant was not immediately released by the prosecutor's office.

The investigation has been centered on Kazumi Sushi at the intersection of Hiawatha Boulevard and North Beverwyck Road, according to NJ.com.

According to Bianchi, a 911 call was made from the restaurant Friday night at about 11:40 p.m. Parsippany Police found the woman dead inside the restaurant when officers arrived, Bianchi said.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, Morris County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section, Morris County Medical Examiner's Office, Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety, Morris County Office of Emergency Management are all currently on the scene.

No further information was immediately available.

Patch will continue to update this story.

C Phillips October 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM
OMG Kazumi is one of my favorite places to eat!!! I'm curious about the details of what happened...and to whoever this woman is, my condolences to her family.
Sandi Liss October 06, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Great reporting. First sentence says the name of the restaurant isn't released, and the very next one states the name of the restaurant. WTH?
Jeff October 06, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Hey Sandi -- you paying for this? WTH -- maybe it was in process of getting updated. At least we have any local reporting. I pay for the Star Ledger and except for a 1/4 of a page in the entire paper -- there is almost no news for this town. I do agree that there is room for improvement, but snide comments aren't warranted. On a separate note - Condolences to the family of this woman.
Michelle K October 06, 2012 at 06:10 PM
The story says the name of the restaurant was not immediately released by the prosecutor's office but goes on to say that (according to NJ.com) the investigation has been centered on Kazumi. The author is obviously reporting the facts they have inclusive of all context and it appears some things are over Sandi's head. For example, the matter at hand is that a women was found dead not very far from my house! My thoughts are with her family and friends. Based on the information I have read, it isn't clear if she was murdered?? But, if that were the case, how can the prosecutor be so sure the public isn't in any danger? I am eager to learn more about what exactly happened there. Thank you, Parsippany Patch, for reporting on this story! Please provide updates as more info becomes available!


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