The deaths of three family members who were found unresponsive in a backyard above ground pool in New Jersey are under investigation, authorities said Tuesday.
Neighbors who heard screaming called police, who responded to the home Monday afternoon.
Police LT. Frank Sutter told reporters they removed an eight-year-old girl her thirty-two-year-old mother and her sixty-two-year-old grandfather from the pool and performed CPR, but all three were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities have not yet released names.
Neighbors are also suspicious they could have been electrocuted cause right after the family was pronounced dead an electrician's van could be seen arriving to the house.
Neighbor Phil Peterson said: 'I mean, it wouldn’t make sense that three people just drowned right away like that, with an adult there, too.'
According to DailyMail
The New Jersey family of three found dead in their 'newly serviced' swimming pool 'may have been electrocuted', neighbors have suggested.
Police are investigating after an eight-year-old girl, her mother, 32, and a male relative, 62, reported to be the youngster's grandfather, were found dead in the above-ground 3.5-foot-deep pool.
Concerned neighbors called the cops after hearing screaming from the property in East Brunswick shortly after 4pm Monday afternoon. The family are understood to have bought the five bedroom home within the last month for $451,000.
One eyewitness told CBS 'an electrician’s truck showed up shortly thereafter'. The victims have not been identified.
Neighbor Phil Peterson said: 'I mean, it wouldn’t make sense that three people just drowned right away like that, with an adult there, too.
A police spokesman told CNN: 'That's just to rule in or rule out the possibility of electrical currents. The investigation is still active and we're waiting for the autopsies.'