The brother of a man who was found shot dead outside his burning New Jersey mansion as part of an apparent quadruple homicide was arrested on Wednesday, after officials disclosed that he set his own home ablaze earlier the same day.
The body of Keith Caneiro, the 50-year-old CEO of tech company Square One in Asbury Park, was discovered in the front of the home with at least one gunshot wound, NJ.com reported, citing law enforcement sources. The gunshot was not believed to have been self-inflicted.
Three other bodies were found inside the mansion – his wife Jennifer Caneiro, 45, and their two children. The children were both under 10 years old. All three bodies found in the home appeared to have been stabbed, WNBC-TV reported.
Hours after the discovery, the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office announced that Keith’s brother, Paul Caneiro, of Ocean Township was arrested and charged with aggravated arson, in regards to a fire that occurred at his home early Tuesday morning.
“Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni will be addressing the press later on this afternoon to provide updates on this arrest, as well as yesterday’s fire in Colts Neck,” the prosecutor’s office said. “Stay tuned for more details.”
The apparent killings of the family came hours after a fire was reported at 5 a.m. at the home of Caneiro’s brother in Ocean Township, located about 10 miles away. Paul Caneiro lives at his Ocean Township residence with his wife, Susan, and neighbors told NJ Advance Media that he was upset with “tears in his eyes,” after the fire at his home. – READ MORE