NJ - Multiple Deaths in Mansion Fire, Monmouth County, Colts Neck, 20 Nov 2018 *Arrest*

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  1. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    Yeah. The kids apparently weren’t at the bus stop that morning, which indicates that they may have been killed the previous evening. If so, why was KC’s body left outside in plain sight?

    And how did PC manage to burn the house down, if his family was in fact with him?

    There’s a lot of unanswered questions here.
     
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  2. GutInstinct

    GutInstinct Well-Known Member

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  3. GutInstinct

    GutInstinct Well-Known Member

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    Homes are very far apart in colts neck. There is a minimum acreage law in town to give you an idea of the landscape. You cant even see many of the homes from the streets. No main corridors. I doubt kids went to public school even tho they have good schools.
     
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    Breezie Well-Known Member

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    Colts Neck fire: New twists in bizarre Caneiro family murder mystery

    Paul Caneiro's attorney, Robert A. Honecker, said his client "maintains his innocence" of the arson charge "and any other potential charges."

    “The charge appears not to make any sense in that there seems to be very little evidence of a reason to do it,’’ Honecker said. “The evidence that I’ve seen does not suggest any reason to do the arson of his house."

    He called any link between Paul Caneiro and the murder of his brother and his family "pure speculation."

    The prosecutor said investigators are also "still exploring'' whether there were financial problems within the family. He said it is his understanding that Keith and Paul were business partners.
     
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  5. Breezie

    Breezie Well-Known Member

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    Colts Neck fire shakes town: 'It's so scary ... This doesn't happen here'

    Volshteyn’s daughter went to school with the Caneiros' children and was a grade younger than the Caneiros' daughter, who was about 8. They celebrated birthdays together and trick-or-treated each others’ homes, she said.

    But on Tuesday morning, the Caneiros’ children were not waiting for the school bus, according to Volshteyn.
     
  6. Breezie

    Breezie Well-Known Member

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    Frannie Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess that answers who the police think carried out the four murders and two arsons. We should find out the motive soon, unless its more convoluted than expected. For now: killer is not on the loose
     
  8. Gone Girl

    Gone Girl Well-Known Member

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    This is so bizarre. If PC did this, why were the wife and kids killed in such a personal way (stabbing) while KC was seemingly executed by shooting coldly and from a distance. If PC had a gun, why not just shoot all of them. Why risk the potential DNA transfer from an up close and personal killing like stabbing?

    This would only make sense if the wife and children were killed first, then maybe KC walks in on it and sees perpetrator, runs out the front door and perp shoots him. But why would wife and kids have been the targets? This just seems illogical. Yet, prosecutors say no killer is on the loose so it must be PC....
     
  9. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    It's probably all about the money. If the brother dies, his estate goes to his wife/family. If the brother's family dies, then the estate probably does to the surviving brother.
     
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  10. bears10

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    Right but why not just shoot them? Why stab them?
     
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  11. Breezie

    Breezie Well-Known Member

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    Noise? If he was there during the night, he did not want everyone to wake up at the same time.
     
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    Thanks Bear10, that’s exactly the point I was trying to make. Why not shoot them all? Stabbing is such an angry, personal way to kill. If it’s just about money, I’d go for the cool, collected detached method of shooting.
     
  13. whitelilac

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    I've been following this awful case too. My question is the same. The killer obviously had a gun...so why stab the wife and children? Not only that but stabbing might have caused a struggle, may not have been fast, and so personal and vicious.......three people, one after the other? And then shoot Keith in his back and his head? Was Keith trying to escape...did he walk in on the massacre? The stabbing really throws me.....especially of children....IF Paul did this....his own little niece and nephew? omg

    My other question.....where was Susan? She left their own house with Paul after the burning of their own house evidently. Was she present when the brother Keith's house was burned? And their kids?
     
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    I'm going to guess he shot his brother from behind in the yard, and then went in and stabbed the others while they were in bed sleeping. DNA's not going to matter; he can say, "Of course there's DNA all over the house, I've been there hundreds of times over the years."

    Possibly he didn't want all the noise from lots of shots. People in rural areas are used to one or two shots, but a whole bunch would attract attention.

    I'd also guess that he probably left the fire burning, then went home and started the fire at his house. I don't know whether it just kept smouldering and it's coincidence it was noticed about when he left his neighbor's, or if he went back to check.
     
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    I am thinking, Dad was not home yet. So, cannot make noise and shoot the family.
    When Dad got home, he realized something was wrong, and tried to escape.
    So, murderer could not get close enough to dad to stab him, and had to resort to plan b. Shoot him.
    This is going to be another horrific tale.
    I do think that the murderer is in jail. AKA Brother Dear.
    People can be SO sick and twisted.
    It will all come out in the wash. Imo


     
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  16. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    Maybe they were killed one at a time, and a knife doesn't draw attention. Perhaps brother found outside was the final victim, and he was probably running when he was shot. If he hadn't been running, maybe he too would have been stabbed.

    That is, maybe the gun was plan B in case the knife wasn't an option.
     
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    If KC was not home yet, you'd think a killer familiar to the family would have realized that. Car missing? KC not in bed sleeping like the others (if they were sleeping)? There's no telling if he'd walk in, and sense something wrong that the killer could have been attacked or shot by the dad. I don't think PC appears to be the brightest bulb.
    Where was Paul's vehicle? Dad may have seen it and wondered wth?
     
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  18. bears10

    bears10 Well-Known Member

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    Colts neck isn’t “rural”. It’s suburban, just the houses are far apart. Gunshots are not common in the area. JME
     
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    otto Verified Expert

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    Interesting. I read that the 5AM fire really only burned in the attic. If he started a fire and left, and the fire was slow burning, maybe it started in the attic, went through the walls, and then burst into an inferno at 12:30PM.

    Cabin fires work like that - fire place leaks to the insulation, that spreads through the walls over several hours, combustion and spontaneous fire throughout the cabin.
     
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    bears10 Well-Known Member

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    Stabbing just seems really personal imo. I would think it takes a lot of gall to stab your SIL and nieces/nephews (idk if the minors are male or female).
     
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