DEVELOPING MAPLEWOOD: Double Murder Investigation Underway in Maplewood

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is the lead agency on an investigation that is underway in a neighborhood in Maplewood at this time.

Details are continuing to develop, but according to a preliminary report from The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, police were called to an address in the area of Jefferson Avenue to investigate reports of suspicious activity during the overnight hours.

When they arrived, they found an unconscious man and a female inside the residence suffering fatal injuries.

Authorities would not immediately release the nature of pairs' injuries but have launched a double homicide investigation.

Residents in the area told RLS Metro Breaking News that the female victim is a nanny -Au pair-.

The investigation is in its early stages at this time.

UPDATE 12:25: Suspect is being reported as 'aquaintance' of the woman -nanny- and remains at-large.