Another Banker Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

SM Gibson
February 10, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) CLOSTER, NEW JERSEY – A JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee and his wife were discovered dead in their home on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Iran Pars Tabacchi, who went by Denise, was found dead on February 6th from strangulation and a single stab wound to the chest. Iran’s husband, 27-year-old Michael Tabacchi died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest, according to authorities.

New Jersey officials believe that Michael murdered his wife around 11pm Friday night before killing himself. No motive has been determined at this time.

Officials are not aware of the couple having any financial or marital issues.

An undisclosed text message was sent to Michael’s father from the banker’s cell phone that evening. The text prompted him to drive to his son’s quaint suburban home where he discovered the slain bodies along with a kitchen knife in the floor. There was no note left behind.

Michael Tabacchi (left) and his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi (right), were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on February 6, 2015
Michael Tabacchi (left) and his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi (right), were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on February 6, 2015

Michael worked for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in Manhattan since 2009. He served as a Global Custody Product Manager since October 2013. Prior to this position, he was employed as an Operations Analyst by the banking giant.

The couple, who were married in 2013, had a 15 month old son together. The child was found in the home unharmed.

Another New Jersey resident, Julian Knott, who was the executive director of JPMorgan’s Global Network Operations Center was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide last July.

This is at least the 40th banker who has died under unusual circumstances over the past 13 months.

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