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Three New Jersey family members found dead in their pool ‘may have been electrocuted’

Three New Jersey family members found dead in their ‘newly serviced’ swimming pool ‘may have been electrocuted’

  • Concerned neighbors called the cops after hearing screaming in East Brunswick
  • Police found the woman, 32, man, 62, and child unresponsive in the pool
  • Police fear the screaming were the mother’s pleas for help from inside the pool
  • Family, who moved into the house in last month, were later pronounced dead 
  • They are said to have only just serviced the pool and were ‘excited to use it’

The New Jersey family of three found dead in their ‘newly serviced’ swimming pool ‘may have been electrocuted’, neighbors have suggested.  

Police are investigating after an eight-year-old girl, her mother, 32, and a male relative, 62, were found dead in the family’s above-ground pool. 

Concerned neighbors called the cops after hearing screaming from the property in East Brunswick shortly after 4pm Monday afternoon. 

One eyewitness told CBS ‘an electrician’s truck show up shortly thereafter’. 

Neighbor Phil Peterson said: ‘I mean, it wouldn’t make sense that three people just drowned right away like that, with an adult there, too.’

Locals had initially feared someone had fallen but when police arrived they found the three family members unresponsive in the pool. 

Police are investigating after an eight-year-old girl, her mother and a male relative were found dead in a family’s above-ground swimming pool at a home in New Jersey

Police fear the screaming were the mother’s desperate pleas for help.

The family – who moved into the house in the last month – were pronounced dead in the back yard, NBC reports.

They are said to have only just serviced the pool ready for the summer and were ‘excited to use it’, News12 NJ reports. 

Police have not commented on the suggestion the family may have been electrocuted.  

Brunswick Police Chief Frank Losacco said Monday: ‘This is a devastating day for our entire community. 

Concerned neighbors called the cops after hearing screaming from the property in East Brunswick yesterday afternoon. Pictured: The scene after the incident

Concerned neighbors called the cops after hearing screaming from the property in East Brunswick yesterday afternoon. Pictured: The scene after the incident

‘It is too early to determine exactly what happened.

‘We are working with the Middlesex County Prosecutors office and will release information as it develops.’ 

Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death in the next few months.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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