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Marsha Edwards, 58, (center) and her two children Erin Edwards, 20 (right) and Chris Edwards, 24, (left) were found dead Wednesday night in their home in Atlanta. Cobb County police suspect Marsha shot her children and then committed suicide

A mother from a prominent family in Atlanta is suspected of having committed suicide in which she shot her two grown children and then aimed the gun at herself, days after returning from a vacation in Italy with her daughter.

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The police carried out a welfare check at the Edwards family home in Vinings, Georgia discovered the dead bodies of Marsha Edwards, 58, along with her daughter Erin Edwards, 20, and son Chris Edwards, 24, on Wednesday night.

Cops arrived at the 3000 block Nobilty Way home around 6 p.m. Their mother Marsha died of & # 39; an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound & # 39 ;.

Cobb County police believe Marsha Edwards shot her children before committing suicide, but the motive behind the tragic murders remains a mystery. It is not clear exactly when the shootings took place.

Marsha was divorced from the father of her children, Dr. Christopher Edwards, a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the Atlanta region, who also leads the Atlanta Housing Authority, is also on the board of the Morehouse School of Medicine, according to NBC. He was informed of their death on Wednesday.

Marsha Edwards, 58, (center) and her two children Erin Edwards, 20 (right) and Chris Edwards, 24, (left) were found dead Wednesday night in their home in Atlanta. Cobb County police suspect Marsha shot her children and then committed suicide

Marsha Edwards, 58, (center) and her two children Erin Edwards, 20 (right) and Chris Edwards, 24, (left) were found dead Wednesday night in their home in Atlanta. Cobb County police suspect Marsha shot her children and then committed suicide

Authorities say Erin and Chris died with gunshot wounds and Marsha died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
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Authorities say Erin and Chris died with gunshot wounds and Marsha died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Marsha depicted with daughter Erin

Marsha depicted with daughter Erin

Authorities say that Erin and Chris died with gunshot wounds and Marsha died from & # 39; an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound & # 39 ;. Marsha depicted on the left with son Chris and on the right with daughter Erin

Cops discovered the bodies on Wednesday around 6 p.m. after being called to the family's luxury mansion in Vinings, Georgia to perform a welfare check

Cops discovered the bodies on Wednesday around 6 p.m. after being called to the family's luxury mansion in Vinings, Georgia to perform a welfare check

Cops discovered the bodies on Wednesday around 6 p.m. after being called to the family's luxury mansion in Vinings, Georgia to perform a welfare check

Cobb County police believe Marsha Edwards shot her children before committing suicide, but the motive behind the tragic killings remains a mystery

Cobb County police believe Marsha Edwards shot her children before committing suicide, but the motive behind the tragic killings remains a mystery

Cobb County police believe Marsha Edwards shot her children before committing suicide, but the motive behind the tragic killings remains a mystery

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Just two days before the brutal murders on Monday, August 19, Marsha Edwards published on social media while spending a vacation with her daughter Erin in Italy, sharing photos from the Vatican City, Rome and Venice.

On Wednesday, the same day as the murders, Marsha posted on Instagram in a creepy post: & # 39; I had the best summer, first with Chis in Miami and Erin in Italy. I could not ask for better children. & # 39;

After the shocking death Dr. Christopher made a statement through the Jeff Dickerson family spokesperson.

& # 39; Dr. Edwards, his extended family and friends are in a state of sadness and shock, and family privacy is paramount while agreements are made. & # 39;

The police have not released any further information about the apparent double suicide and the investigation is still ongoing.

Marsha was divorced from the father of her children, Dr. Christopher Edwards, a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the Atlanta area
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Marsha was divorced from the father of her children, Dr. Christopher Edwards, a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the Atlanta area

Dr. Christopher Edwards photo above with Erin

Dr. Christopher Edwards photo above with Erin

Marsha was divorced from the father of her children, Dr. Christopher Edwards, a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the Atlanta area

The Edwards lived in a prosperous mansion community called Vinings Parc East 12 miles outside of downtown Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Edwards family was well known in the community and interfered with the medical and media circles in the city.

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The killings were a shock to the neighbors who described the Edwards as a & # 39; happy family & # 39 ;.

& # 39; As far as we know, no malice among the children or something. They just seemed like a normal happy family, & a neighbor said WTVM.

Two days before they were found dead: on Monday, August 19, Marsha pictured smiling in Vatican City with her daughter Erin during their vacation in Italy

Two days before they were found dead: on Monday, August 19, Marsha pictured smiling in Vatican City with her daughter Erin during their vacation in Italy

Two days before they were found dead: on Monday, August 19, Marsha pictured smiling in Vatican City with her daughter Erin during their vacation in Italy

Day bodies were found: on Wednesday, Marsha Edwards shared this message and said: & # 39; I couldn't ask for better children & # 39;

Day bodies were found: on Wednesday, Marsha Edwards shared this message and said: & # 39; I couldn't ask for better children & # 39;

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Day bodies were found: on Wednesday, Marsha Edwards shared this message and said: & # 39; I couldn't ask for better children & # 39;

Erin Edwards was a student at Boston University and studied journalism. Chris Edwards was a digital content manager for the city of Atlanta and worked in the mayor's Office of Entertainment. The brothers and sisters pictured together above

Erin Edwards was a student at Boston University and studied journalism. Chris Edwards was a digital content manager for the city of Atlanta and worked in the mayor's Office of Entertainment. The brothers and sisters pictured together above

Erin Edwards was a student at Boston University and studied journalism. Chris Edwards was a digital content manager for the city of Atlanta and worked in the mayor's Office of Entertainment. The brothers and sisters pictured together above

Marsha Edwards was a doctor who owned the medical supply company MME Enterprises, which, according to the company, she founded in July 2015 website.

Earlier this year, her daughter Erin boasted about her mother's performance after Marsha was named by the Women Works Media Group in April as one of the 100 most powerful and influential women in Atlanta in 2019.

Erin Edwards was a student at Boston University and studied journalism. She has just completed a summer internship with NBC New York.

Benjamin Berkowitz, vice-president of the station, expressed his condolences to Erin Edwards's family and friends in a statement.

& # 39; Erin Edwards was a gifted storyteller with a passion for her work, & # 39; said Berkowitz. & # 39; Her enthusiasm was contagious and her smile lit up a room. She was an incredibly decent, kind person who deserved our admiration. Her talent was really given by God. & # 39;

Chris Edwards was a digital content manager for the city of Atlanta and worked according to the mayor's office according to Entertainment WXIA.

The Edwards lived in a rich community with gates, called Vinings Parc East, 12 miles outside of downtown Atlanta

The Edwards lived in a rich community with gates, called Vinings Parc East, 12 miles outside of downtown Atlanta

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The Edwards lived in a rich community with gates, called Vinings Parc East, 12 miles outside of downtown Atlanta

The Edwards family was well known in the Atlanta community and interfered with the medical and media circles in the city

The Edwards family was well known in the Atlanta community and interfered with the medical and media circles in the city

The Edwards family was well known in the Atlanta community and interfered with the medical and media circles in the city

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a close friend of the Edwards family, shared this statement after news of their death

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a close friend of the Edwards family, shared this statement after news of their death

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a close friend of the Edwards family, shared this statement after news of their death

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The family were close friends of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms who shared a statement Thursday night about their death.

& # 39; Derek and I join the larger community in Atlanta and regret 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 getting to know all their lives. They filled the lives of all who met them with joy, compassion, and kindness, & she said.

The family was a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the three recently attended a NABJ event in Miami.

The organization shared a statement after their death.

& # 39; The #NABJ family has lost three themselves. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Marsha Edwards, Christopher Edwards II and Erin Edwards. This tragedy has claimed the lives of three members, but affects countless more. & # 39;

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