Family Of Three Found Dead; Police Suspect Double Murder Suicide
TOWSON, MD (IANS) – In a suspected case of double suicide murder, an Indian American family of three, including their six-year-old child, has been found dead in their home here, police said.
The victims were identified as 37-year-old Yogesh H Nagarajappa, his 37-year-old wife Prathiba Y Amarnath, and their six-year-old child Yash Honnal.
Police suspect that Yogesh killed his wife and child before killing himself on August 19.
Based on the initial investigation, this incident is believed to be a double murder-suicide that suspect Yogesh H Nagarajappa committed, officials said. Each of them had a gunshot wound.
The police reached after they were called by the family’s friends.
“I am heartbroken and deeply saddened for the innocent victims whose lives were cut short by this horrific act. We will do everything possible to assist family and community members following this tragic incident,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr said in a statement released on August 19.
Police said that the homicide unit is continuing with its investigation into the incident, and they will release more information as the probe progresses.
Meanwhile, an autopsy would be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer to determine the manner and cause of death.