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Jun 23, 2020

Three Family Members Found Dead in Middlesex County Pool

Tragically, two adults and one child were found dead Monday afternoon in the pool outside their Middlesex County home.

Police reported that the three had drowned in the pool. The victims were an 8-year-old girl, her 32-year-old mother and a 62-year-old male family member. A neighbor who heard screaming coming from the backyard just after 4 pm called the police. Once officers arrived on scene in East Brunswick and pulled the bodies from the 3.5-foot tall pool. CPR was performed, but all three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities called an electrical contractor to the home at 43 Clearview Rd. Some sources are led to believe there may have been an electrical issue that led to the deaths, though this theory has not been confirmed by police.

“This is a devastating day for our entire community,” said East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco. β€œIt is too early to determine exactly what happened. We are working with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and will release information as it develops.”

Other family members were said to be inside the home when the incident occurred. Neighbors say the young family had moved into the house just a few weeks ago. According to property records, the house was last sold in April.

The cause of death is to be determined by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is active and ongoing. The names of the victims have not been released.