Colts Neck

Thomas P. Costello

Funeral held for New Jersey family found slain at burning mansion

December 02, 2018 - 3:17 pm

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) -- Funeral services are being held for a New Jersey family whose bodies were found at their burning mansion two days before Thanksgiving.

Family and friends gathered Sunday at the Holmdel Funeral Home in Holmdel to mourn 50-year-old Keith Caneiro, 45-year-old Jennifer, and their two young children, 11-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Sophia.

The husband, wife and two kids were found dead at their Colts Neck mansion on Nov. 20. 

Colts Neck
Thomas P. Costello

Keith Caneiro's brother, Paul, has been charged with murder and arson.

He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday.

Monmouth County prosecutors have called the motive for the slayings "financial.''

But defense lawyers say they haven't seen any evidence Paul Caneiro was financially strapped.

Paul Caneiro is charged in another blaze that occurred at his Ocean Township home. No one was injured in that fire.