Man sought in daughters' abduction; ex-wife dead

December 16, 2011 - 8:50 AM
Slaying Children Missing

This image provided by the Old Bridge N.J. police department shows Sophia, left, and Emma Trapp. Authorities have expanded an Amber Alert Friday Dec. 16, 2011 for a New Jersey man and his two children to include the New York State Thruway from the New York City line to Albany. Anthony Trapp is wanted for questioning in the murder of his ex-wife and abduction of their two daughters. (AP Photo/Old Bridge Police)

OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a New Jersey man who's wanted for questioning in the murder of his ex-wife and the abduction of their two young daughters.

Anthony Trapp's ex-wife, Heather, was found dead in his Old Bridge Township home.

State Police say the couple's children, 20-month-old Sophia and 5-year-old Emma, are with him.

The Amber Alert extends from New Jersey to the New York State Thruway, from the New York City line to Albany.

Trapp has relatives in Staten Island, N.Y.

He's approximately 6-feet 4-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

State Police say Trapp is believed to be driving a red 2012 Nissan Rogue with New Jersey license plates C-5-9-B-P-B.

Anyone who spots them should call 911.