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Update on East Brunswick drowning

June 24, 2020

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that the tragic deaths that occurred on June 22, 2020 in the Township were accidental in nature. 

Although the investigation is active, it was determined that electricity did not play a part in the death of these three victims. The above-ground pool was mostly shallow at 3½ feet deep, but there was a portion of the pool that was 7 feet deep. It doesn’t appear that the victims knew how to swim. 

Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter, all who reside at the home in East Brunswick were previously identified as the victims who perished. 

East Brunswick Police responded to the residence located at 43 Clearview Road at approximately 4:18 pm on June 22, 2020. and found the three victims unresponsive in the pool; they were pronounced dead shortly after being found. 

The Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death as accidental and the cause of death to be drowning for all three victims. 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick Police Department at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.​

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