Mystery looms over death of four-member Malayali family in US

Anand Henry, Alice Priyanka and their twin boys. Photo: Special arrangement

Kollam: Four members of a family from Kollam were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their residence in San Mateo County in US's California. The deceased were identified as Anand Henry (42), his wife Alice Priyanka (40) and their twin boys Noah and Nathan (four). 

Initial reports claimed the couple and their sons died of poisonous gas leaked from the heater. 

Anand, the son of Prof G Henry, former principal of Fatima Mata National College in Kollam recently resigned from Google and launched a new company. Alice, a software engineer is the daughter of late Benziger and Juliet. Alice's mother Juliet boarded her return flight on February 11 after staying with the family in California.

According to reports, Juliet, who arrived home on February 12, texted Alice and Anand on WhatsApp. But as they did not reply, she alerted a relative, who asked a friend to check on the family. The person, who reached the residence, rang up the police.

Jerami Surratt, PRO of the San Mateo Police Department, told NBC that they received a call seeking a welfare check on the family. But the cops did not find any signs of a forced entry and later found the four dead inside. He said the investigation is ongoing and the cause of the deaths is yet to be ascertained. 

The incident reportedly took place on February 12 at 9.15 am US time (Indian time, 7.45 pm).

(According to the updated version of this story Anand killed his wife with multiple gun shots and then shot himself. The police suspect that the twins were poisoned.)

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