A Georgia mother who fatally shot her two children before killing herself posted she "could not have better children” on the day of the killings.
Police found Marsha Edwards, 58, and her two children, 20-year-old Erin Edwards and 24-year-old Chris Edwards, dead of gunshot wounds in their Vinings home Wednesday, Cobb County police said. Authorities believe Marsha shot the children first and then took her own life.
Police are not sure of a motive in the killing. Marsha was the ex-wife of a prominent surgeon in the area, Dr. Christopher Edwards. The entire family was reportedly well-known in Atlanta.
“Dr. Edwards, his extended family and friends are in a state of grief and shock, and privacy of the family is paramount as arrangements are being made,” a statement from the doctor read, per WXIA-TV.
In the days before the killings, the mom wrote about enjoying her vacation with her daughter in Italy. And then the day of the murders, she posted a photo on Instagram along with a caption: “I’ve had the best summer, first with Chis in Miami, and Erin in Italy. I could not ask for better children.”
Erin was a student at Boston University, while Chris worked as a digital content manager for the city of Atlanta, according to reports.
Marsha had a doctorate degree in medicine and owned a medical consulting business, WGCL-TV reported.