Friends and family of a New Jersey hospital executive, who along with his wife was found dead in his home in 2014, are asking the state attorney general to open a new investigation into their deaths. Three former New Jersey governors also support the request.
The bodies of Cooper Health System CEO John Sheridan and his wife were found in the bedroom of their home in Montgomery Township, N.J., on Sept. 28, 2014. A county prosecutor concluded that Sheridan stabbed his wife to death, set the bedroom on fire, and then stabbed himself multiple times.
Nearly 200 friends and business associates, along with the former governors, signed a letter demanding that John Sheridan's official cause of death be changed from suicide to undetermined.
Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she suspected the Sheridans were murdered. Jim Weinstein, former transportation commissioner of New Jersey, who served under Sheridan at the state's transit agency, said he believed the Sheridans were killed by one or more intruders.
The Sheridans' four sons alleged last March that county investigators closed the case prematurely to hide the investigators' and the state medical examiner's incompetence.