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Man found dead in woods; woman, 2 kids found dead in southern NJ home

Posted: 7:01 PM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-05 19:01:31-05
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CARNEYS POINT, N.J. — A man was found dead in the woods of an apparent suicide shortly before the bodies of a woman and two small children were found dead in a New Jersey home, authorities said.

The Salem County prosecutor's office said a passerby reported the male's body in woods in Carneys Point on Wednesday morning. Police checked his address and asked Penns Grove police to check on the well-being of people at an address where the other bodies were found.

The names of the deceased weren't released pending notification of next of kin.

Local and state police are investigating along with the county prosecutors.