MAPLEWOOD, NJ. (THECOUNT) — An Au Pair and her male employer were reportedly found dead at a Walton Avenue home in Maplewood Saturday morning.

Authorities say they are investigating after two victims were discovered in a suspected double homicide in the 400 block of Walton Avenue in Maplewood around 6 a.m. Saturday.


The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said authorities got a 911 call and discovered the victims, one male and one female, around 6:15 a.m. near a home Walton Avenue near Jefferson Avenue.

Law enforcement sources say that the victims were a female au pair and her male employer, reports NBCNewYork.

The victim ages and identities were not released by officials.

Witnesses say a woman was seen bloody laying on a front lawn.

Officials said they are not investigating the situation was a murder-suicide.

No arrests have been made and the victims have not been publicly identified because next of kin are being notified, the prosecutor’s office said.


Geo quick facts: Maplewood is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 23,867, reflecting a decline of 1 person from the 23,868 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,216 from the 21,652 counted in the 1990 Census – Wikipedia.

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