3/19/2017 7:16 AM PDT

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kim DePaola’s car is at the center of a double murder in New Jersey — and her son’s friend could be one of the victims … TMZ has learned.

Two badly burned bodies were found in the ‘RHONJ’ star’s torched car Friday — both had reportedly been shot in the head … execution style.

We’ve learned Kim’s son, Chris, was the one who regularly drove the car. We’re told a friend drove Chris to the airport ┬álast Wednesday, and was in possession of the car while Chris was out of town.