Investigators: Maplewood man killed father, grandmother, then held a house party
By Tucker Cummings
For Morbid New Jersey
In a lurid tale straight out of a pulp novel, police investigators say a New Jersey man threw a house party after hiding the bodies of two murder victims on the property.
Dwayne Flourney, 26, is accused of killing his own grandmother and father, with whom he shared a home, then inviting a handful of unsuspecting friends over for a night of drinking and games inside the crime scene at 5 Northview Terrace, Maplewood.
The grandmother was 76-year-old Sandra Flourney a retired schoolteacher, while 52-year-old Brian Flourney was employed as an investigator at the Union County Public Defender’s Office.
Co-workers contacted authorities when Brian Flourney didn’t show up for work. Police discovered the bodies on the property of the Maplewood home. It was estimated the murders took place on Saturday, March 11 or Friday, March 10. Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds: Sandra Flourney’s body was hidden in the trunk of a car, while Brian Flourney’s body was hidden on the back porch of the home, covered with plastic bags, pillows and blankets.
Dwayne Flourney has been charged with two counts of murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and theft. At a hearing held March 29, Flourney entered a plea of not guilty. Dwayne Flourney had been arrested on two previous occasions, but not for any violent crimes, according to published reports.
His court-appointed attorney, Olubukola Adetula, left reporters with only a single cryptic statement: “There is more to this than has been previously reported,” he said. “I think that as the case progresses more facts and information will be begin to come out.”