New Jersey Family Found Dead After House Fire in Possible Murder-Suicide

A New Jersey family of four who were found dead after a house fire on late Tuesday are believed to be victims of a murder-suicide.

Neighbors reported hearing a loud “bang” on Tuesday before seeing the Long Branch house engulfed in flames, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Firefighters arrived on the scene quickly, but it took some time for them to fight their way through the smoke and flames.

Aunt of Teen Who Killed Himself After Friend Allegedly Encouraged Him Shares Heartbreak: 'There's a Hole in Our Family'

It has been more than a year since Lynn Roy’s 18-year-old son killed himself, but the pain has not eased as new details continue to emerge in Massachusetts court hearings.

“It has been a very difficult year. I don’t think there has been any healing,” Roy’s sister-in-law Becki Maki tells PEOPLE. “In fact, over the last few weeks, it has gotten worse.”

Suicidal Teen Allegedly Texted Friend, 'Let's Do a Romeo and Juliet,' Says Lawyer

In the weeks leading up to Conrad Roy III’s suicide, Michigan teen Michelle Carter told him not to do it, says her attorney. But last week, in a court hearing, her attorney said Roy “brainwashed” her into eventually accepting his plan.

Texts Reveal Teen Allegedly Pressuring Friend to Commit Suicide: 'You've Got to Do It'

Text messages released by prosecutors earlier this month allegedly show a Massachusetts teen pressuring her friend to kill himself and saying that his suicide would not cause his parents emotional distress, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

NYPD Officer Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old Girl He Met Online Commits Suicide

An NYPD sergeant who was arrested earlier this month on multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse was found dead this week in an apparent suicide, officials said.

Joel Doseau, 43, faced more than 40 charges for allegedly molesting a girl he met online eight years ago when she was a minor, NBC News reports. His body was discovered in his parents’ Canarsie, Brooklyn, home Thursday, police said.

Teen Who Allegedly Encouraged Friend to Commit Suicide Didn't Commit a Crime, Lawyer Says

The Massachusetts lawyer defending a teen accused of encouraging her friend to commit suicide has filed a motion to have his client’s case thrown out on the premise that no crime was actually committed.

Michelle Carter, 18, was charged last year with involuntary manslaughter after police said she allegedly coaxed Conrad Roy III to kill himself.

Robin Williams' Death: How His Family Is Coping 1 Year Later

It’s a testament to the vibrancy of Robin Williams that, even a year later, his death remains a cultural touchstone, the psychic shock we can’t quite get over.

Wisconsin Dad Allegedly Killed Disabled Son, Then Committed Suicide with a Nail Gun

A Wisconsin father allegedly killed his disabled son, then committed suicide himself after learning that he faced a change in respite care for the 16-year-old, authorities said.

Texas Authorities Release New Video Showing That Sandra Bland Was Alive at Time of Booking

Authorities in Waller County, Texas, have released hours of footage showing Sandra Bland’s booking in an effort to dispel the speculation that she was already dead when she arrived at the jail.

Sawyer Sweeten's Mom: How My Family Is Coping After My Son's Suicide

Three months after her son, Everybody Loves Raymond actor Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life, Elizabeth Gini still struggles with her loss as she fights to stay strong for her family.