3 found dead in Maplewood were shot to death, Essex County prosecutor says

Three people found dead inside a Maplewood apartment were shot to death, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.



The victims were identified as Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kenilson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark.



They were found around 11:45 a.m. Sunday after the Maplewood Fire Department was called to the Van Ness Court apartment building to check on one of the residents. A friend was not able to reach them and asked the police to check up on the person.



Firefighters got into the apartment building climbing up a ladder. That's when they found the three victims with apparent gunshot wounds.



Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said a motive for the murders was not immediately clear.



No suspects have been named, and no arrests have been made.



Anyone who might have any information about the killings is asked to call the Essex County prosecutor tip line at 877-847-7432.


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