Roosevelt, NJ – A New Jersey woman, faced with eviction, chose to end her life in a fiery explosion that destroyed the home she shared with “many cats.” According to sources, the person who owned the home wanted to put the residence up for sale and the tenant, who worked as a pet sitter, had been served an eviction notice because she refused to move out.
As reported by the NY Post, state police delivered an eviction notice to the woman on Wednesday, but she refused to leave and threatened to blow up the house. Around 11 a.m., smoke began pouring out of the house on Cedar Court, and then burst into flames after the unnamed woman intentionally turned on the gas and ignited it.
Roosevelt Mayor Peggy Malkin tells the Asbury Park Press (APP), “She had many, many cats.” An outdoor cat enclosure had recently been constructed for the felines, but it is unclear if any of the cats survived, but the preliminary investigation indicates that animals were found in the charred rubble.
The situation remains under investigation.
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