SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors say two people were found dead inside a home in northern New Jersey.
Their names and further details on what caused their deaths were not immediately disclosed.
Union County prosecutors say the bodies of the two males were found shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday at a Jerusalem Road home in Scotch Plains. The deaths are under investigation by the county’s Homicide Task Force, and officials say the victims’ identities have not been positively confirmed.
Some residents in Scotch Plains told CBS 2 they believe the victims are a father who was in his 40s and his son, believed to be 11 years old or younger.
The two lived alone in a rented home and moved to the neighborhood a couple of months ago, CBS 2 reported.
“He seemed friendly enough. I think he was from Denmark so yeah little bit of an accent. His son seemed kind of quiet,” neighbor Tom Jackson said.
“We’re a very tight-knit community. To see something like this happen, it’s a shock to us all. It really never happens around here,” Keanu Oliveira said.
Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities declined further comment.
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