Robert, Gemma Ricciardi missing after overnight fire at Morristown mansion, prosecutor says


MORRISTOWN, NJ — Two people are missing after a fire ripped through a mansion in Morristown, New Jersey overnight.

The Morris County prosecutor’s office identified them as 87-year-old Robert Ricciardi and 85-year-old Gemma Ricciardi.

“Two elderly people, they still have not been found. We are now in the process, the investigation will take quite some time,” Morris County prosecutor Robert Carrol told reporters. “We are also looking for the cause and origin, and we will have more information as we develop it.”

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As TAUT’s Natalie Duddridge reported, police kept people well away from the property on Normandy Heights Road and Ellyn Court. The sheriff’s office was on site, along with a rescue and salvage unit.

Chopper 2 flew over what appeared to be a very large fenced-in house that had been destroyed by the fire. It looked as if part of the roof had collapsed.

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Duddridge spoke to neighbors who said they saw the flames start around 3 a.m. and it appeared firefighters were still putting out the hot spots as of 6 a.m. case.

So far there is no word on the cause of the fire. Normandy Heights Road is closed while the investigation continues.


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