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An 8-year-old girl, her mother and her grandfather were found dead in the swimming pool


The bodies were discovered Monday, but authorities don’t yet know the cause of death, the East Brunswick Police Department told CNN.

The family had moved into the home just 20 days earlier, police said.

“This is a devastating day for our entire community and we are working to determine exactly what happened,” said East Brunswick Police Chief Frank LoSacco.

Monday afternoon, police received a call from a neighbor who heard screaming, police Lt. Frank Sutter told CNN.

Officers arrived at the home and found an 8-year-old girl, a 32-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man unresponsive in a pool.

The three were pronounced dead shortly afterward. There was another family member living in the house, but authorities didn’t say how that person was related to the victims.

While the cause of death is still under investigation, an electrician was at the scene Monday, Sutter said.

“That’s just to rule in or rule out the possibility of electrical currents,” he said. “The investigation is still active and we’re waiting for the autopsies.”

The county Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct the autopsies. The office, but it isn’t known when.

The East Brunswick Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office continue to investigate the deaths.


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