AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star %cKim DePaola%'s car is reportedly involved in a double murder crime. Two charred bodies were found in the car that was torched in Paterson, New Jersey, on Friday, March 17. Further report suggested that one of the victims could be a friend of DePaola's son.
The Audi was regularly driven by DePaola's son Chris, TMZ reported. The bodies found inside the car were badly injured to the point that police were unable to identify the race or sex of the victims at first. However, later police told NBC that the victims were both men, with shot in the head execution-style.
Neighbors heard two gunshots rang out on East 28th street before reporting it to the local police. By the time police in Paterson arrived, the car was fully burned out in flames. In order to pull the bodies out of the car, firefighters were forced to cut open the roof of the car.
Authorities also told NorthJersey.com that they were investigating the case as a double murder crime. "I can't tell you why we are treating it as a homicide, but we are treating it as a homicide," police Capt. Richard Reyes said.
Chris was out of town after a friend of him, Aaron Anderson, drove the car and dropped him off the airport last Wednesday, March 15, according to TMZ. The site further reported that Anderson was not supposed to drive the car around town, but take it back to Chris' house and leave it there instead.
Anderson's mother said she couldn't contact her son. "I've been calling him and it's going to voicemail. I would have heard from him," she told NBC. Thurston Anderson, the 27-year-old's father, told the site "We're concerned. We have nothing definite so wanted to look at the spot. We're not sure yet. I'm hoping nothing happened." Chris was reportedly extremely worried for not being able to get in contact with his friend.
DePaola took to Instagram to assure fans about her current situation amid the chaos. On Sunday, March 19, the TV star posted a cryptic message which read, "I am humbled by the outpour of love and support during this very difficult time." She added, "My son and I are both safe. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims' families of this truly horrific tragedy."