Brother of man found dead outside his burning New Jersey home charged with arson

The brother of a man who was found dead, along with his wife and two young kids, outside his burning Colts Neck home was charged with arson Wednesday, officials said.

Paul J. Caneiro was charged with aggravated arson in connection to the blaze at his Ocean Township home, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office confirmed to NBC News.

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In this image made from a video provided by WABC firefighters battle a fatal fire on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck, N.J. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says the fire has taken multiple victims. (WABC via AP)
In this image made from a video provided by WABC firefighters battle a fatal fire on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck, N.J. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office says the fire has taken multiple victims. (WABC via AP)
Pedestrians walk away from the scene of a fatal at 15 Willow Brook Rd. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Firefighters carry a stretcher to the scene of a fatal fire at 15 Willow Brook Rd. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the fire continues to burn late Tuesday afternoon at the two-story home in Colts Neck. He says one body was found out front. He is not yet identifying the victims.(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Firefighters work the scene of a fatal at 15 Willow Brook Rd. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the fire continues to burn late Tuesday afternoon at the two-story home in Colts Neck. He says one body was found out front. He is not yet identifying the victims.(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Monmouth Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni addresses media about bodies found at the scene of fatal at 15 Willow Brook Rd. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. Gramiccioni says the fire continues to burn late Tuesday afternoon at the two-story home in Colts Neck. He says one body was found out front. He is not yet identifying the victims.(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Authorities gather Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J., to investigate the aftermath of fatal fire that killed two children and two adults. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead the day before at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Law enforcement officials gather Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J., to investigate the aftermath of fatal fire that killed two children and two adults. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead the day before at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Colts Neck and Howell police officers block the road Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Colts Neck, N.J., leading to the scene of a fatal fire that killed two children and two adults. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead the day before at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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Paul's home was set on fire on Tuesday morning, hours before a blaze broke out at the Colts Neck home belonging to his brother, Keith Caneiro, which is also being investigated as arson.

Keith, the CEO of tech company Square One in Asbury Park, was found shot dead outside his house, according to NBC Philadelphia. The bodies of his wife, Jennifer Caneiro, 45, and their two kids were discovered inside the home.

There were no injuries reported at the Ocean Township fire and authorities have not said whether the two blazes are connected.

 

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