Weekend deaths at 2 New Jersey homes under investigation
🔴 Two bodies found in a South Jersey home Saturday morning
🔴 Man is charged with murder at North Jersey home
🔴 The deaths add to an already bloody NJ weekend
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Authorities are separately investigating two deaths at a home in Atlantic County and a killing at a home in Bergen County.
The two scenes were discovered less than 24 hours apart, though there is no indication from authorities that they are connected.
Bodies discovered at Jersey Shore home
Police in Egg Harbor Township were called to a home on Fire Road for a report of two unresponsive people around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
When officers went into the home just off Black Horse Pike, they found two bodies.
Authorities have identified the victims as Thai Tran, 28, and Viet Tran, 53. Both victims lived at the home.
Autopsies are being conducted by the South Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The ACPO and police are investigating the deaths.
Killing at Bergen County home
A 60-year-old Franklin Lakes man is charged with murder after his father was found dead at the house where they both lived, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said.
Local police found the body of an 87-year-old man at the home on Haddon Place around 7:40 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said the killing happened sometime early that morning.
Authorities identified the victim as George Hagal. He owned the home where he was killed, according to property records.
David Hagal was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, two counts of third-degree weapon possession for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful weapon possession, the BCPO announced Sunday evening.
Bloody NJ weekend
A 46-year-old Ocean City man is charged with murder and other offenses, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office.
Jeffrey Surgent called 911 around 4 p.m. Friday and told police that he had just killed his mother and that he suffers from mental illness, officials said.
Officers found his 74-year-old mother's body at his home on 6th Street. Surgent is being held at a secure medical facility.
Another homicide investigation was opened Saturday afternoon after a body was found in the Hackensack River.
The body was discovered wrapped in plastic under the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike, ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported.
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