Greenspan's Body Count: Cheryl Regazzi and Robert Regazzi
A man apparently shot and killed his mother at their Gillies Street house before deliberately overdosing on drugs sometime over the holiday weekend, authorities said Sunday.
Police were called to the two-story, single-family home around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a family friend reported finding the bodies inside, said Detective Sgt. Robert Bracken of the Clifton police.
Bracken identified the victims as Cheryl Regazzi, 53, and her son, Robert Regazzi, 20.[...]
Neighbors said they believed that Cheryl Regazzi was having financial problems, but they could not be specific.
A for-sale sign was posted outside the four-bedroom, colonial-style house on Sunday.Regazzi's next-door neighbor, Gloria Kirwin, said the house has been on the market since early this year. Trulia, a real estate website, says the house had been listed for 140 days, and real estate listings show the most recent asking price as $239,000.
Kirwin, 69, said Regazzi recently told her she could no longer afford the house.
"She was trying to sell the home but she had no luck," Kirwin said.
A public records search indicates that Cheryl Regazzi refinanced the mortgage on the house at least three times since 2003, with the mortgage amount rising from nearly $61,000 that year to $105,000 in 2008.
Real estate records show that Regazzi and her husband, Jacques, bought the house in 1992 for $110,000.