Couple found dead inside North Lauderdale home

Couple found dead in North Lauderdale home by family members
Couple found dead in North Lauderdale home by family members

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two people were found dead Wednesday morning inside a home in North Lauderdale, authorities said.

Rishi Samaroo, 18, told Local 10 News at the scene that his mother and stepfather, Sunni and Larry Rajkumar, were the two people found after they hadn’t been reachable for a few days.

Authorities have not disclosed how the couple died.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis, someone called 911 shortly before 9 a.m. to report a suspicious incident in the 1200 block of Stardust Drive.

Deputies arrived at the scene to find a man and woman dead, St. Louis said.

Samaroo told Local 10 News that he lives with his grandparents and they hadn’t heard from his mother and stepfather in a couple of days.

He said they came over Wednesday morning to check on things and found the bodies.

“We were trying to get in contact with them for a couple of days, and we didn’t get (through),” Samaroo said. “So we came here yesterday, knocked on the door — we thought they were sleeping or something like that — so we came today, we had got a key, and opened the door, and we see them laying down there, dead.”

A neighbor who lives behind the home and knows the couple that was found dead said she heard screaming in the morning. The neighbor said she drove around and found the mother of one of the victims in hysterics.

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

Court records show that Larry Rajkumar has past charges of felony battery, dating violence and domestic violence.

There’s also a family struggle over the ownership of the house playing out in the courts, records show.

Investigators say they are not looking for any suspects and that they don’t believe there is any public safety threat, but for now the incident remains under investigation.

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