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Published On: Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019

Police identify Georgia murder suicide victims as Erin Edwards, Christopher Edwards, killed by their mom, Marsha Edwards

Cobb County police in Georgia have identified the victims in a Vinings area murder suicide Wednesday night as Erin Edwards and Christopher Edwards. The pair were shot and killed by their mother Marsha Edwards, who then turned the gun on herself.

Dr Christopher Edwards

Cobb police spokeswoman Sydney Melton explained today that the three bodies were found inside the townhouse all dead from gunshot woulds.

“Evidence at the scene indicated that the two victims were deceased due to gunshot wounds. The suspect was also deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Melton said.

Cobb police say they received a call Wednesday evening requesting a welfare check on Nobility Way, inside the Vinings Parc East townhouse complex in the Atlanta part of Cobb County, near Vinings.

Officers gained entry to the house around 6 p.m. when they found the Edwards family members dead inside, Melton said.

Erin Edwards, 20, and Christopher Edwards, 24 were murdered by Marsha Edwards, 58, according to Melton, confirming the identification of those dead.

The suspect and victims are the ex-wife and children of Dr. Christopher Edwards, an Atlanta-based orthopedic surgeon who is also chairman of the board of commissioners for Atlanta Housing, the city of Atlanta’s housing authority.

“Dr. Christopher Edwards learned Wednesday of the death of his former wife, Dr. Marsha Edwards, and his two adult children, Christopher Edwards Jr. and Erin Edwards,” a spokesman for the family said, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“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,” the family spokesman reportedly said.

Erin Edwards was reportedly a Boston University student and her brother, Christopher Edwards, was listed as a digital content manager in the Atlanta mayor’s office, which did not return the MDJ’s call Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cobb police on 770-499-3945.


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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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