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Authorities Rule Long Branch Fire a Murder-Suicide

By kcora on
Long Branch

Authorities have ruled Tuesday's fatal fire inside a Long Branch home a murder-suicide.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office announced that the causes of death for a family is still pending, however they were all found to have injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

According to authorities Lyndon "Shane" Beharry, 35, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound while his common-law wife Amanda Morris, 29 and their children, 7-year-old Brandon Beharry and 4-year-old Brian Beharry's manners of death have been ruled a homicide.

Further investigation into the fire revealed that the Joline Avenue house fire didn't appear to be accidental since fire was determined to have been started in more than one spot.

All four of the members were found in an upstairs bedroom by firefighters. Crews transported to Monmouth Medical Center where they died.