On Tuesday (Nov. 20), authorities responded to the scene of a residence fireplace in Colts Neck, New Jersey. On arrival, they uncovered 50-year-outdated Keith Caneiro lifeless exterior of his burning mansion with a gunshot wound in the again of his head. Inside of, his 45-12 months-outdated wife Jennifer and two young small children, 11-12 months-previous Jesse and 8-year-aged Sophia, lay lifeless amongst the flames with stab wounds.
The grotesque discovery arrived just several hours following Caneiro’s brother, Paul, 51, was dealing with his possess household burning down 12 miles absent. A neighbor of Paul’s told NJ.com that he was visibly upset hrs following the fireplace at his home was extinguished.
“He claimed, ‘it must’ve been a gas leak.’ He has tears in his eyes. [His wife] Susan was devastated,” the neighbor claimed. “He stated, ‘I’m in finish shock. I just can’t consider this is taking place to me.”
Paul’s reaction would be understandable preserve for the reality that on Wednesday, Paul was arrested on a demand of aggravated arson.
In accordance to a legal criticism, Paul set hearth to his individual household “by making use of gasoline and igniting the gasoline causing the home to catch fireplace even though his wife and two daughters have been inside of.”
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni stated at a information conference Tuesday: “The case has transcended into a various homicide investigation in addition to the arson make a difference. And to date, our investigation has discovered that however, regrettably, just about every of these people today were being the victims of homicidal violence at some issue prior to when the hearth was established.”
Law enforcement are managing the circumstance as an arson and feel the two fires are related, but it is unclear if Paul is dependable for also burning down his brother’s $1.5 million New Jersey mansion.
“it’s vital to emphasize that we have no rationale to believe that any one in the group is in any threat at this time,” Gramiccioni explained.
He continued to point out that, “both of people homes are owned by family members…I’m confident you have inquiries as to if they are connected, and that stays to be observed. But it is an angle that we’re continuing to pursue.”
“Just permit us do our investigation,” he concluded.
The two brothers were business enterprise companions at their consulting business, Square One, as properly as a pest manage enterprise they ran alongside one another.