PEMBERTON TWP. — A 15-year veteran corrections officer at New Jersey State Prison shot and
killed his wife, then his dog and then himself Wednesday inside their home here in the Browns Mills section.
Police identified him as Victor Segui-Cordero, 59. His wife was named Nelda Segui, also 59. Their
bodies were found by their son, Erick X. Segui of Browns Mills, who called police to their home in the
300 block of Lakeview Boulevard at 9:25 p.m.
“The preliminary police investigation revealed that Victor Segui-Cordero shot his wife and the family
dog then turned the gun on himself,” township police Detective Lt. Ronald Kreig said. “The weapon
and a handwritten note were collected at the scene confirming what had taken place.”
Authorities wouldn’t comment on the contents of the suicide note. Locals contacted Wednesday night
said they didn’t know happened but assumed a major homicide investigation was under way.
“There’s so many police cars over there and helicopters in the sky,” a woman who lives around the
block on Auburn Avenue said an hour after police converged here to probe the homicide-suicide.
“I’m just sad something like this happened. This is really scary. This is a really quiet neighborhood. You
have kids stealing bikes and stuff like that, but nothing like this.”
Authorities wouldn’t discuss why Segui-Cordero went on his rampage. “We’re not aware of any
difficulty he had,” said Deirdre Fedkenheuer, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of
Corrections. “It’s just a tragic situation.”
She said Segui-Cordero earned $72,000 as a senior corrections officer. He first started in state employ
as a human services assistant April 6, 1992, and came to the DOC on Oct. 2, 1993, as a corrections
His union, PBA Local 105, had no comment, but a member who answered the phone yesterday said,
“It’s kind of tough to talk about it. The family is still grieving right now.”
reunion.com, Victor Segui-Cordero previously lived in Silver Spring, Md., Yukon,Okla., and Trenton, before buying the house in Browns Mills in 1998.
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