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Family Of Four Dead In New Jersey Mansion Fire, Victim's Brother Arrested For Arson

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Source: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office/ WABC7/Keith Caneiro/Facebook

Nov. 21 2018, Published 3:12 p.m. ET

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In a bizarre twist of events, the brother of a man who was found dead with a gunshot wound outside his New Jersey mansion has been arrested, has learned.

Paul Caneiro is now in custody at the Monmouth County Jail. He is being charged with aggravated arson after allegedly setting his own home on fire around 5a.m., hours before his brother Keith Caneiro's mansion went up in flames with his wife Jennifer, 45, and two young children inside on Tuesday in Colts Neck, N.J.

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Chris Swendeman from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office told, "There will be a press conference held at 2 pm at our Freehold Office. The brother is being charged with second degree aggravated arson. At this time we have not connected him to the family deaths. It is still an open investigation."

Keith, 50, was found dead outside the mansion, while his wife and their children were found dead inside the torched home.

Keith Caneiro

Sources claim to NBC New York that the mother and two children had been stabbed to death.

The medical examiner is expected to determine the exact cause of death, but say it could be difficult considering how badly the bodies were burned.

Colts Neck is a neighborhood about 50 miles from New York City.

Celebrities Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart hold estates in the community. Queen Latifah sold her mansion there in 2015.

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