Investigators continue to search for answers in the deaths of a couple and their two young sons whose bodies were found Monday in their spacious Johns Creek apartment.
But they may never discover all the facts that led to Monday’s tragedy.
To those who were familiar with the family there was no indication of trouble. Neighbors believe the couple to be loving and the family happy. But that all changed when officers responded to the Aylesbury Farms Apartment around 11:30 a.m. and found the bodies.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the family as Mr. Sindiver Grover, 52, Mrs. Damanjit Kaur-Grover, 47, and their children Sartaj, 12, and Grutej, 5.
An autopsy is expected to be completed Tuesday on the family, but investigators believe their deaths may be the result of a murder-suicide.
Still, who did the killing and how remained unclear. It was also unclear why.
Officers went to the home after a co-worker requested a welfare check when the wife, who works in the healthcare field, did not show up for work, Johns Creek police spokeswoman Ms. Rosemary Taylor said.
“The door was unlocked, they walked in and saw everything,” Ms. Taylor said. “It’s a very unusual situtation.”
Investigators said there were no gunshots involved.
Those who knew the family were shocked to hear what had happened.
“The father comes out nearly every morning and puts the kids on the school bus,” said one neighbor who lives in an adjoining complex. She said she routinely saw the boys playing outside.
Mr. Joseph Olander, who lives above the victims, said he didn’t hear anything unusual that morning, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He called the man and woman who live in the apartment “a very loving couple.”
“It’s pretty bad as you can imagine,” the police chief Mr. Ed Densmore said, according to the paper. “Any time you deal with something this bad involving kids, it’s heart-wrenching.”
A group of 15 children, some whom lived inside the area cordoned off by police, gathered near the scene of the deaths shortly after 3 p.m. Police escorted them to their homes, telling them a tragedy had occurred while assuring them they were safe, the AJC reported.
“This is the first time we’ve seen anything like this,” neighbor Mr. Benjamin Rad told the paper. “You’re shocked when it happens right next to where you live.”
The homicides were the first in the history of Johns Creek, which was incorporated in December 2006, Ms. Taylor said.
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