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Silicon Valley Engineers and Twin Children Found Dead in Murder-Suicide

The disturbing incident in which four members of an Indian-American family were found dead in their upper-class Silicon Valley home is being investigated as a murder-suicide, local police said Tuesday.

Previous reports had claimed that the recent deaths of Anand Sujith Henry, 37, Alice Benziger, 38, and their 4-year-old twins were due to a gas leak. The police Confirmed to daily mail Both parents were found with gunshot wounds next to a 9mm pistol and a loaded magazine.

The bodies of the family members were discovered on Monday morning after police received a call from an unidentified person asking for a welfare check. When officers arrived at the $2.1 million luxury mansion, they found the couple dead in the bathroom and twins Noah and Nathan dead in one of the five bedrooms.

“We believe the person responsible was inside the home,” police said.

Her husband previously worked as a software engineering manager at Google for nearly eight years before moving to Meta and ultimately founding his own artificial intelligence (AI) company in June 2023.

According to Henry LinkedIn profile, his company Logits offers “privacy protection” and “effortless” generative AI. However, the company profile and website have been removed.

Benziger was a data science manager at Zillow before the shooting, and the couple are graduates of TKM College of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University.

Records obtained by daily mail It was revealed that Henry filed for divorce in December 2016, but they ultimately stayed married.

News sources in the Indian state of Kerala, where the family is from, said Benziger’s mother had visited their home in Silicon Valley before leaving just the day before the alleged murder-suicide.

Authorities have not yet determined a motive, but are adamant that the murders were carried out by someone who lived in the house.

“Based on the information we have at this time, this appears to be an isolated incident that does not pose a risk to the public as we believe the person responsible was inside the home,” SMPD said. “The investigation continues as detectives gather evidence, speak to witnesses and family members, and determine a possible motive.”

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