excerpt: The Morris County Prosecutor’s office and Jefferson police said Sunday the pair had been found at their Log Road home early that morning, after police responded to a report of two unconscious adults. There was no evidence of outside intrusion and no threat to the community, officials said.
Jefferson police have referred comment on the ongoing investigation to the Morris County Prosecutor’s office, which as of mid-day Monday had not made any further statement about the deaths.
Alita Knott was most recently a sales associate with Coldwell Banker’s Chester/Hackettstown office, according to her biography on the company’s website.
She was born in the Philippines, and worked in Mindoro as a teacher, according to the biography. She moved to Bahrain and worked as the personal assistant of Sheika Mayer Al Khalifa, through which she had the opportunity to travel extensively, it says.
She met Julian Knott in London, got married and started her own pre-school nursery business, the biography says. Her Facebook page identifies that business as the Quayside Tots Playgroup, which on its website Monday shared news of Alita Knott’s death. The program closed for Monday and Tuesday, and expected to reopen Wednesday.
Alita Knott’s biography says her husband’s work “took us to the Mid West, Dublin Ohio, and more recently across to the East Coast, New Jersey.”
According to Julian Knott’s LinkedIn profile, he worked for JPMorgan Chase for several years, most recently as the executive director of its Global Network Operations Center in Whippany. Prior to that, he held various IT positions with JPMorgan Chase and other companies.
Staffers at the Whippany office and a spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase’s corporate headquarters declined comment to NJ.com Monday.