911 call released in fire that killed Cooper CEO

Audio from a 911 call reporting the fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife indicates that a neighbor heard banging coming from inside the house shortly before first responders arrived.

The neighbor in the audio, posted Wednesday on NJ.com can be heard saying that he saw smoke coming from the house and heard banging coming from inside. He describes the noise as someone trying to get out.

Investigators say the fire was intentionally set in the master bedroom of a Montgomery Township home where 72-year-old John Sheridan lived with his 69-year-old wife, Joyce. John Sheridan was president and CEO of Camden-based Cooper University Health Care.

The cause of their deaths has not been released.

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