Four people killed. Two suspicious fires. While many people were busy with the Thanksgiving weekend, a dramatic case in suburban New Jersey grew clouded by more questions than answers.
Keith M. Caneiro, 50, and his wife and children were found dead at their large home in Colts Neck, N.J., two days before the holiday. The mansion had subsequently erupted in flames that took firefighters hours to extinguish. Hours earlier, the nearby home of Paul J. Caneiro, Keith’s brother, had also been set ablaze, law enforcement officials said.
By the next day, the police had arrested Paul Caneiro, 51, accusing him of setting his Ocean Township house on fire while his wife and daughters were inside.
As law enforcement officials continued to investigate the killings and fire in the affluent enclave of Colts Neck, funeral services for Keith Caneiro and his family — his wife, Jennifer Karidis Caneiro, 45; their son, Jesse, 11; and their daughter, Sophia, 8 — were scheduled for Sunday.
Paul Caneiro is due in court Friday, after a hearing initially scheduled for Wednesday was delayed at the request of his lawyer, according to the Monmouth County prosecutor’s office.
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