The three family members found dead in a pool at the back of their New Jersey home may have been electrocuted, neighbors suspect in a new report.
East Brunswick neighbors said an electrician’s truck appeared at the home after the discovery of the three bodies on Monday afternoon, including an 8-year-old girl, her mother and a relative, CBS News said.
“The fact that they had an electrician truck shows up soon after; I mean, it wouldn’t make sense for three people to drown immediately like that, with an adult there as well,” neighbor Phil Peterson told the station.
The family had only moved into the house on Clearview Road about a month ago, and they had just repaired the pool over the summer, according to News12 NJ.
“They were excited to use it,” Darlene Melendez of the station tweeted after speaking to neighbors again on Tuesday.
Authorities did not comment on the station’s presence, the CBS said.
The station broadcast images of a man overwhelmed with pain as other men outside the home comforted him on Monday.
The victims were not identified, locals told the station.
A neighbor raised the alarm after hearing a woman scream, and the boy, his 32-year-old mother and 62-year-old male relative were found dead in the pool, authorities said.