MAPLEWOOD - Police say a man and a woman were found dead this afternoon in Maplewood and the deaths have been deemed suspicious. The bodies were found around 3 p.m. on Northview Terrace, but their identities have not yet been released. The crime scene was still active into the late evening hours.

Many in the neighborhood tell News 12 New Jersey that the section of town is safe and police are rarely in the area.

The Essex County prosecutor says they are awaiting autopsy results before releasing any further information.