'RHONJ' Regular Kim DePaola's Car Involved in a Double Homicide

Mar 21, 2017, 00:22

"Our sources say the friend was not supposed to drive the vehicle around town. rather, Chris told him to take it back to his house and leave it".

That friend is believed to be Aaron Anderson, 27, whose mother told NBC New York hasn't been heard from since last Friday, when Paterson police discovered the auto "fully engulfed in flames and the bodies burned beyond recognition".

Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, police responded to reports of gunfire on the 500 block of East 28th Street.

Anderson's frantic parents rushed to the scene of the crime and told NBC they'd been trying to find him.

Anderson's parents suspect he is one of the victims, telling ABC that a body found in the auto had a wire in the mouth, just like their son. They're believed to be two men, who had been shot in the head and charred beyond recognition.

TMZ reports Chris has not been able to reach the friend and is anxious.

According to a report from NBC New York, a pair of gunshots rang out before DePaola's silver Audi caught fire.

"He would've called us, he would've come home, his phone would've been on", said Michelle Ryerson, Anderson's mother. "We have nothing definite so we wanted to look at the spot. I'm hoping nothing happened", his father, Thurston Anderson, added.

The reality star is a mother and owns a fashionable boutique in her native New Jersey. "I feel disgusting for the kids they [the murder victims] leave behind".

"I am humbled by the outpour of love and support during this hard time", she wrote. The case remains under investigation and no arrests have been made. "I even told them that my son broke his jaw a few years ago and was treated for it at Hackensack Hospital. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims' families of this horrific tragedy".