Bramhall. Credit: Morris County Records website. Bramhall. Credit: Morris County Records website.

A well-known Northern New Jersey politico is dead and authorities believe it's a murder-suicide.

According to, Joan Bramhall, a former Morris County clerk and fixture in the local Republican committee, was found dead inside her home Thursday. A man's body was also found in Bramhall's Denville home.


Sources told that it may be a murder-suicide.

Denville Police and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office have not yet identified the deceased.

The home is registered to Bramhall and her husband, John, according to the news website.

Bramhall served as chairwoman of the Morris County Republican Committee for six years, the news website reported. She also served as a country freeholder for five years in the mid-90s, including a few years alongside now-Gov. Chris Christie.

She served as the Morris County clerk from 1999 until 2013 when she decided to not run to retain the post.

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