Springfiled Shaken by Double Murder

State police are trying to figure out why and how two horse farm workers were beaten to death in Springfield.

The area surrounding the Sterling Chase Farm is quiet and seemingly safe. In fact, the last murder in the predominantly rural Springfield Township was roughly 20 years ago, according to a police department employee.

The investigation was launched at 8:30 a.m. Saturday after the bodies were found on the Sterling Chase Farm, a thoroughbred racehorse breeding farm set off Highland Road according to the Burlington County Times.

The identity of the victims have not yet been released.  We do know both were immigrants from Central or South America.

The exact cause of death is still pending the completion of an autopsy, but state police spokesman Sgt. Julian Castellanos confirmed the case has now been classified as a possible double homicide.

"They both appeared to have died from blunt force trauma to the head," Castellanos said Sunday.

The owners of the Sterling Chase Farm have declined to comment on the deaths.

There is no arrest or motive in the case yet, but investigators are exploring several leads.

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