Sons hire investigator to solve parents’ deaths

The sons of a hospital executive and his wife have hired an expert to help investigate their parents’ mysterious deaths in their New Jersey home.

Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan and his wife Joyce, a retired teacher, were found in their bedroom in their central New Jersey home in September after a fire was reported there.

Authorities have said the fire was set on purpose but have not said what killed the couple.

A spokesman for the Sheridan family tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that pathologist Michael Baden has been recruited to help.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office says it is awaiting laboratory results before it can determine what caused the deaths. The Sheridans were remembered by four New Jersey governors at a memorial in Trenton.

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