A prominent Atlanta surgeon killed her 2 adult children before turning the gun on herself. Cobb County police found three bodies in a Vinings townhouse while conducting a wellness check on Wednesday. Police identified the deceased as Dr. Marsha Edwards, center, her 20-year-old daughter Erin Edwards, right, and 24-year-old son Chris Edwards Jr., left.
Police say their deaths were the result of a murder-suicide and identified the suspect as the mother, Marsha Edwards, 58, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Edwards committed murder-suicde the day after she took to Instagram and posted “I could not ask for better children.”
Edwards’ ex-husband, Dr. Christopher Edwards, is a well-known orthopedic surgeon and chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority, according to WSB-TV. He was notified of the deaths of his ex-wife and 2 adult children on Wednesday.
Chris Jr. served as the digital content manager for the city of Atlanta’s Executive Office of Entertainment, and Erin Edwards was an intern for the city’s Office of Communications.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms released the following statement:
Derek and I join the greater Atlanta community in mourning the loss of three members of the beloved Edwards family. Chris and Erin were beautiful, vibrant, and brilliant young adults, whom we had the pleasure of knowing their entire lives. They filled the lives of all who met them with joy, compassion, and kindness. May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, be with the Edwards family and all who had the honor to have known them.”
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