Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce that Lila Lucariello, 33, of Parsippany, has been charged with first degree murder, and other related crimes, for the stabbing death of her mother at her Parsippany apartment.
Additional charges of endangering the welfare of a child and weapons possession also were authorized.
On Sept.1, at approximately 8:27 a.m., members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department were dispatched to 3579 Route 46 East, Apt. 57B, for a 911 call. Upon arrival, responding officers located a deceased woman’s body inside the apartment. The woman subsequently was identified as Salwa Kahn-Tamr, 58, of Prospect Park.
The defendant’s husband had contacted 911 after returning home that morning and locating the victim.
The defendant, Ms. Lucariello, who was identified as the victim’s daughter, also was located inside the apartment and was taken into the custody by law enforcement. A knife believed to have been used by the defendant to inflict the injuries also was collected from the apartment.
Investigators determined that Lucariello had been in the apartment with her mother and her mother’s infant daughter during the overnight hours.
On Sept. 2, an autopsy was performed on the victim’s body by Dr. Carlos Fonseca of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim’s cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds, and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide.
Lucariello has been charged with murder, a crime of the first degree; endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the second degree; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the third degree; and unlawful possession of a weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.
Members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office all took part in this investigation.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.
Inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159 or [email protected].