Posted Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce that Lila Lucariello, 33, of Parsippany, has been indicted on charges related to the stabbing death of her mother at her Parsippany apartment in September 2018.
An indictment was returned today (May 29) against the defendant charging her with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and second degree Endangering the Welfare of Children.
On Sept. 1, 2018, at 8:27 a.m., Parsippany police were dispatched to an apartment at 3579 Route 46 East for a 911 call. Upon arrival, responding officers located a deceased woman’s body inside of the apartment. The deceased woman subsequently was identified as Salwa Kahn-Tamr, 58, of Prospect Park. The defendant’s husband had called 911 after returning home that morning and finding the body.
Lila Lucariello, who was identified as the victim’s daughter, also was located inside the apartment and was taken into custody by police. A knife believed to have been used by the defendant to inflict the fatal injuries was collected from the apartment.
On Sept. 2, 2018, the victim’s cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office for their efforts in conducting 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].