Parents, 2 children found dead in N.J. home. Homicide investigation ongoing

October 29, 2020

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The four people found dead in home in Plainsboro on Wednesday afternoon in what prosecutors described as a homicide investigation were identified as a couple and their two children, authorities said.

Tej Pratap Singh, 43, Sonal Parihar, 42, their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were located in the house on Titus Lane after police were called the single-family home shortly after 4:40 p.m. for a welfare check, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday afternoon.

Authorities have not said how the four died.

“This tragedy remains under investigation and autopsies are being performed today,” the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. “The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that there is no threat to the public.”

Pratap Singh was a technology executive with a New York-based company, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also served as treasurer of the local elementary school’s PTA.

West Windsor-Plainfield Regional School District Superintendent David Aderhold sent a community message Wednesday evening about the deaths of students enrolled at J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary and Millstone River schools.

“The District joins our community in grief and sorrow over this tragic event,” Aderhold stated in the message. “The District’s crisis team will be available to support impacted students and staff members affected by this loss.”

Neighbors described the family as friendly and said they could often be seen walking around the quiet street.

A neighbor who asked not to be named said she had been friendly with the family for more than a decade.

The woman said her daughter usually met the 6-year-old girl at the bus stop to ride to school together every morning. Hours before the family was found, the girl didn’t show up.

“It was weird for me to not see her in the morning,” said the neighbor. “They were such a sweet family.”

The neighbor said she texted Sonal Parihar later that morning, but never received a reply.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Plainsboro police Detective Will Atkinson at 609-799-2333 or Detective Javier Morillo the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745- 8843.

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