9:57 a.m. EDT, March 15, 2012
After stashing his father’s body on the sun porch and the woman’s body inside the trunk of a car parked outside the home, Dwayne Flourney allegedly invited a few friends over for a house party.
Flourney fled the home with his father’s car the following day, police said.
“Obviously there were some issue going on with Dwayne that we weren’t privy too,” said neighbor Charles Hill. “I don’t know why he did it, I don’t know what happened to make him do it, I feel sad that it happened.”
Concerned co-workers of Brian Flourney, who worked as an investigator at the Union County Public Defender’s office, called police Tuesday after he failed to show up to work.
Police officers who responded to the home launched an investigation after they discovered the bodies.
Police caught up with Flourney Tuesday night at a friend’s home in nearby Phillipsburg, New Jersey, where he was arrested.
He was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of stolen property.
Prosecutors believe Flourney acted alone, but wouldn’t comment on his mental state during a Wednesday press conference.
The motive is unknown, and prosecutors are continuing their investigation. Flourney is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.