Three Indian-origin family members, including an 8-year-old girl, have been found dead in the backyard pool of their recently purchased home in New Jersey, police said.
Authorities had been investigating if Bharat, Nisha and her daughter had been electrocuted in the pool, but ruled that out on Tuesday afternoon, the New York Post reported.
Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter, drowned accidentally in the above-ground pool in East Brunswick on Monday, police was quoted as saying by the NJ.com.
Investigators have not yet determined how all three family members drowned, but were seeking to determine if they were not strong swimmers and panicked when reaching deeper water, it said.
“Our condolences go out to the family and may they find strength from the community that shares in their grief,” he said.