Recently released audio of an emergency call received by New Jersey police lays bare the horrific moment in which a man living behind recently-killed New Jersey businessman Keith Caneiro discovers a body outside his neighbor’s burning home.
Colts Neck resident Boris Volshteyn dialed 911 at around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 to report a fire at the Caneiro house, according to a recording published by the Asbury Park Press reports.
Volshteyn can be heard telling the dispatcher that he sees smoke billowing from the building, as well as a body on the front property.
The dispatcher then instructs Volshteyn to investigate the scene; the neighbor makes the gruesome discovery soon afterward.
"Oh my god, there's blood here. It's a corpse," Volshteyn tells authorities. “It’s dead. Somebody’s dead here.”
Volshteyn is then instructed to retreat to a “safe area” by the emergency dispatcher.
Police ultimately located the burned bodies of Keith’s wife, Jennifer Caneiro, along with those of their children, 11-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Sophia.
Keith's body was found shot on the front lawn. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni would go on to claim that the family members were “victims of homicidal violence," according to CNN.
Volshteyn's discovery would ultimately lead to the arrest of Paul Caneiro, the brother of the victim, on Nov. 24.
Police believe Paul Caneiro was motivated by money to slaughter his sibling's family. The brothers had been partners at an Asbury Park technology firm called Square One. Police also believe that Paul had set his own house in Ocean Township, New Jersey ablaze while his wife and children were inside only seven hours before the Colts Neck incident, but no one was harmed in that fire.
In another call, also released by the Asbury Park Press, the fire is reported by an unidentified female.
“I have no idea [where the fire is], our alarm just went off and our house is full of smoke. Everyone’s outside,” the caller can be heard saying. “I have a turtle inside, too.”
Police encouraged her not return for the animal.
Paul's lawyer, Robert Honecker, maintained his client's innocence.
"His family fully support his defense of this charge. He fully expects to be vindicated when this case finally resolves," Honecker told CNN.
Paul Caneiro has been charged with aggravated arson. He potentially faces between five to 10 years in prison if convicted.
[Photo Credit: Ocean Township Police Department/Associated Press]
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