4 die in house fire in Long Branch, NJ

Authorities say a house fire in Long Branch, NJ., in which four people died does not appear accidental and could possibly be a murder-suicide.

First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux says two adults and their two children showed signs of injuries unrelated to the fire when they were taken to a hospital, where they died.

The fire was reported late Tuesday night at a home on Joline Avenue in Long Branch.

The victims are identified as 35-year-old Lyndon Beharry, 29-year-old Amanda Morris, 7-year-old Brandon Beharry and 4-year-old Brian Beharry. Lyndon Beharry worked for the city’s public works department.

The outside of the home shows little fire damage and what damage is visible is confined to the second floor.

The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office is investigating.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal