COLTS NECK, NJ – The investigation of a mansion in a small, well-functioning New Jersey community where two adults and…
COLTS NECK, NJ – The investigation of a mansion in a small, well-functioning New Jersey community wheretook a trip Wednesday when the authorities arrested the brother of the man who owned house. Paul Caneiro was accused of a fierce fire brigade originating from a separate fire Tuesday at his residence in Ocean Township, about 1
0 miles from the mansion.
The authorities had speculated that the two fires could be related but not charged to anyone associated with the fire department at Colts Neck Manor.
Colts Neck is located about 50 miles south of New York City, and the exclusive enclave is home to a number of celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen. Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and his wife run a wildlife reserve there; Queen Latifah sold her mansion there in 2015.
Property records show that Colts Neck home was owned by Keith Caneiro. He and Paul Caneiro are listed as heads of a technical company, Square One.
It was not immediately known if Paul Caneiro had retained a lawyer. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office was scheduled to hold a press conference later Wednesday.
Three hard-burned bodies were found inside the mansion, and a man’s body was discovered outside, Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said Tuesday.
One source told NJ.com it was Caneiro body found outside the mansion on the front lawn. The 50-year-old claimed a shot injury “which did not seem to be self-inflicted”. One source told NJ.com that the poorly burned bodies in the home were Jennifer and the couple’s two young children.
A physician examined how the four people died, said Gramiccioni.
“Very nice, very friendly, someone you would like to live next to, basically,” said one of his neighbors.
Firemen responded to the fire around 13:30 and it was still burning a few hours later. Video showed the firemen fighting the fan as smoke poured from the roof of the two-story home, surrounded by fields and containing a large pool.
Helicopter photos showed a leaf in the middle of the farm next to the house, with police bands thrown out the area.
CBS News failed to reach Paul Caneiro and also reached the prosecutor’s office for comments but did not hear immediately.