Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018|3:44 p.m.
COLTS NECK, N.J.– 2 children and two grownups were found dead Tuesday at a burning mansion that was intentionally fired in an upscale community near the New Jersey shore, authorities said.
One of the owners of the house is an innovation CEO with a relative whose house nearby likewise ignited Tuesday, records show. Authorities said they were examining whether there was a link.
A man was found dead outside the burning mansion in Colts Neck, and the three others were discovered inside, Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said at a news conference.
The three discovered inside were severely burned, making it challenging to determine them, he said. No identities have been released, and a medical inspector was still examining the manner and cause of death for all 4, he said.
“It is very important to highlight that we have no factor to think that anybody in the neighborhood is in any danger at this time,” he stated.
Firefighters reacted to the fire around 1:30 p.m., and hours later on, the fire continued to burn at the home, surrounded by fields and including a big pool.
Video revealed smoke putting from the roof of the two-story home in Colts Neck as firemens fought the blaze.
Helicopter video showed a sheet in the middle of the backyard next to your house with cops tape cordoning off the location.
Colts Neck is a well-to-do community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of New york city City and is home to horse farms. Common houses in the town of 10,000 are valued at about $750,000. Bruce Springsteen owns an estate there, and his child is a previous member of the fire department. Former “Daily Program” host Jon Stewart and his other half operate an animal sanctuary there; Queen Latifah sold her mansion there in 2015.
Public records reveal the estate that burned Tuesday is owned by Keith Caneiro, 50, and Jennifer Caneiro, 45.
The 5,700-square-foot house has four bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, according to Zillow. The owners bought the property in 1998, and the house was built in 2003, public records show.
Caneiro’s LinkedIn profile describes him as the CEO and primary technology officer for a business in the New york city City area called Square One. His profile says he graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in 2018 and formerly gotten accreditations from Harvard Business School’s online platform.
There also was a fire previously in the day at a house in Ocean Town, cops and prosecutors said. That home, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Colts Neck, is owned by Paul and Susan Caneiro, and public records show the guys relate, sharing a minimum of one address in New york city several years earlier. They are also “good friends” on Facebook, however it is unclear how they are related.
Paul Caneiro is noted as the vice president of Fresh start.
When asked if the two fires were linked, Gramiccioni said, “That stays to be seen but that is an angle we continue to pursue.”