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Husband, wife, and twin boys found dead in home

The San Mateo Police Department confirmed the death of a father, mother, and two 4-year-old twin boys in what appears to be a triple murder-suicide, on Tuesday.

The victims have been identified as Anand Sujith Henry (42), Alice Priyanka (40), and their twins Noah and Neithan, the Hindustan Times reported.

Authorities conducted a welfare check on the Indian American family Monday morning when they made the grim discovery.

Police would not say who requested the check. But, a neighbor told KTVU that the grandmother of the children did after not being able to reach the family.

When officers arrived there was no response from inside the home. So, they searched the perimeter and did not see any signs of forced entry. Eventually, they found an unlocked window and got inside the house, NBC Bay Area reported.

“The male and female were located deceased from gunshot wounds inside a bathroom. A 9mm pistol and a loaded magazine were also found in the bathroom,” police said.

The father fatally shot the mother in the bathtub, before turning the gun on himself.

However, the children’s cause of death is still under investigation, CBS News reported.

“The children did not have any gunshot wounds. Unfortunately they were found deceased, so that will be part of the autopsy,” San Mateo police public information officer Jerami Surratt said.

The San Mateo Country Crime Lab assisted officers with evidence collection and the San Mateo County Coroner took custody of the four bodies. They are working with police to identify them and “gather evidence, speak to witnesses and family members, and determine a possible motive,” Surratt said.

Surratt added that the police had come to the house a few times in the past, but he is unaware of the cause of the calls.

“We are confident the person responsible was located within the home,” police said in a statement.

The neighborhood was shocked by the incident.

“You hear it’s an entire family and, of course, your mind goes to a place of what tragic event happened,” neighbor Ron Mifsud said.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you or someone you know is contemplating ending your life, you are urged to call the suicide hotline at 988.

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  1. I sent out my condolence to the family. Sorry for the tragedy it happen in your family. All prayers goes out for you 🙏.

  2. So so sorry for your loss. Especially of the little boys. There are not enough words to relay what your grief must be. May God give you peace.

  3. My ❤️ goes out to everyone who is dealing with the loss of a child. Sitting reading the News and unfortunately have read about 8 CHILDREN from all different walks of life that have lost their lives by the hands of others. PEOPLE WE HAVE GOT TO DO BETTER! A CHILD IS GODS MOST AMAZING BLESSING , AND SOME ARE JUST ACTING AS ITS A NORMAL GIFT. Please bet treat the Children with Love & care. They are all of ours Future and they didn’t ask to be Born. There is NO reason

  4. I’m very sorry for this kind of news and my heart aches for the family. I don’t understand how someone can kill anyone especially children. Prayers for the family and friends 🙏

  5. To the family friends and community, I am so sorry for your loss.I pray the twin boys did not suffer in their deaths. Murder suicide is becoming more and more of a cowardly choice. I pray for the mental health of all families and the protection of children. In the name of Jesus Christ’s name. May the Holy Spirit comfort as you as you are processing this devastation Amen. May the world not experience another loss, such as this, but grow in maturity and healing from mental disturbance. Thank you for hearing the prayer GOD., your will be done on earth as it is in heaven in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.please be safe everyone!

  6. Sending my prayers for strength as the grieving family deals will the horrible loss of beloved family. A tragedy like this is so very sad and painful. We have to end the negative stigma regarding mental health issues, especially for men who can be looked down upon in society if they show weakness or admit they are having mental health issues. Hiding issues and not seeking help can cause ones issues to escalate until a tragic circumstance like this happens. Rest in peace Anand, Alice, Noah and Neithan!


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