A New Jersey man returned home to find the bodies of his wife and 9-year-old daughter underneath a bed. The suspected killer, a relative of the victims, fled the scene but was later arrested.

Keisha Morrison, 45, and her daughter Kelsey were found dead Wednesday inside their Roselle home. The woman and her husband, Gary Morrison, lived there as a blended family with Kelsey and their older children, police said, reported NBC New York.

Kelsey had not shown up in school Wednesday. Her older sisters called up their father when they found blood on the walls of Kelsey's room, family members said. Everoy Morrison, Gary's half-brother and the suspected killer, was also in the house at the time.

The older sisters were afraid and hid themselves in a room while the father was on his way back home.

After returning home, Gary had a brief conversation with his half-brother before heading upstairs. The bodies of his wife and daughter were found under a bed.

The suspect "wrapped them up in bed sheets, stuffed them under my niece's bed," Gary's sister, Atasha Scott, said, adding Gary found the suspected weapon, a bloodied axe, stuffed between two mattresses in one of the bedrooms.

"On the floor, it seemed like somebody was trying to clean up blood, like it was swirled around," she told the outlet.

Everoy fled in Keisha's BMW, which she bought just a week ago. Police tried to track the car and eventually located the suspect in Maryland. He was taken into custody for stealing the car. Police did not reveal details about possible charges relating to the mother and daughter's deaths.

It is believed the killings stemmed from a domestic dispute between the mother and Everoy, who was staying in the basement of the house.

The family said Keisha and her daughters were not happy with Everoy living in the basement and had asked him to move out.

"She said she wanted him out he says he would leave before the end of the month," Scott told ABC7NY. "But he didn't, he didn't leave. He murdered them."

Everoy was sent to the Baltimore County Detention Center and will be extradited to New Jersey.

"We demand justice for Keisha and Kelsey Morrison," Scott told PIX11. "My brother has a big heart, sometimes just too big."

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