Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Maple Shade Police Chief Gary C. Gubbei announced that a woman and her young son were killed yesterday inside their residence at the Fox Meadow Apartments in Maple Shade.
Officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Hamilton Road residence yesterday just after 9 p.m. by the husband after he found the bodies of his wife and son.
No arrests have been made.
The deaths are being investigated as homicides.
Based on the preliminary investigation, both victims were stabbed multiple times. Autopsies will be performed today by Dr. Ian Hood, the Burlington County Medical Examiner.
The decedents were identified as Sasikala Narra, 38, and Anish Narra, 6.
Contrary to some media reports, at this point there is no indication that this is a hate crime connected to the fact that the victims are of Indian origin.
The case is being investigated by detectives from the Maple Shade Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit.