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3 found dead in Maplewood apartment

Posted: 9:12 PM, Jan 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-30 05:45:22-05

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Firefighters found the bodies of three people inside of a Maplewood apartment late Sunday morning.

The Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness Court just before noon to check on the well-being of a resident.

When they arrived, they found two men and a woman unconscious and unresponsive. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly says the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

The identities of the victims have not been released pending family notification.

The exact cause of death for each of the victims will be determined by autopsies at the Regional Medical Examiner's Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tip Line at 1-877-847-7432.