2 people found dead after car set on fire in Paterson

Two people were found dead inside a car early Friday morning in Paterson after the car was deliberately set on fire.

Investigators are looking into the deaths of two people found in a car set on fire.

Investigators are looking into the deaths of two people found in a car set on fire. (3/17/17)

PATERSON - Two people were found dead inside a car early Friday morning in Paterson after the car was deliberately set on fire.

Authorities say police were called to the 500 block of East 28th Street around 2 a.m. for reports of a car fire. After firefighters put out the fire, two people were found dead inside.

Police say the car was deliberately set on fire and that the two people inside were victims of a homicide.

A couple who came by the scene Friday afternoon tells News 12 New Jersey that they believe one of the victims was their son. They say that their son drives the car involved in the incident, and that they cannot get in touch with him. They say that the second victim may be their son’s friend.

“Obviously I’m hurt. I’m hurt. I just pray I’ll get a phone call from him,” says the mother.

Police say the victims will need to be identified through medical records.

Anyone who may have any information about the crime is asked to contact Paterson police at 973-321-1120 or the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 1-877-370-7276.

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