Transcript for Family of 4 Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide
New details about a family tragedy the bodies of a father a mother and two children were found dead -- home yesterday. Police say the father killed his family before taking his own life in cross river. Authorities held a news conference just a short time ago. Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson is live now at the state police barracks in Hawthorne with more -- Anthony. Below are the more you find out about this story the more troubling it is it is shocking it is frightening it is disturbing. The two children they were shot while they were still in bed. The mother was bludgeoned to death beaten with the piece of furniture following a very violent argument. The bodies of the young victims ten year old Molly and her eight year old brother Gregory were discovered on the second floor of this home. In a secluded cross river community. Their mother Amy Friedlander was also found on the second floor authorities enter the home after Amy's parents could not -- in contact. With their daughter so they called -- business partner. That business partner called the realtor try to sell the house who finally allowed police to enter and that's where they found the -- Any free Lander was discovered -- on the floor in the master bedroom. The children were discovered. In their bed in their respective bedrooms. The body of Sam Friedlander was discovered in a downstairs section of the house -- shotgun was near his body. He had an office a few miles away from home and those who worked in the same building -- done. We may be spoke arm over the summer He was taking his case. Some camp over the summer and they're having a good time and everything. We're never thought something like this would happen. The children attended the Lewis Borough elementary school where grief counselors were on hand to talk to the kids who knew Molly and Greg. It appears Sam Friedlander was having money problems and was about to be evicted from the 800000 dollar home He shared with his life. However the pressure of a pending divorce and financial problems drove him to murder we believe that the struggle occurred she was bludgeoned in the bedroom. The exact cause of death will be determined today during the autopsy. They -- to struggle that was -- her life.
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