A family of four was found dead in their home in Katy, Texas. Investigators believe the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.
Authorities found the bodies of Jeremy Raju Srinivasan, 37, his wife Natalie Altier Srinivasan, 35, their 5-year-old daughter, Sienna, and their 2-year-old son, M.J., in their home in the Grayson Lakes neighborhood of Katy on the morning of April 19, Click2Houston reports. All four had died of gunshot wounds.
Police said they believe Jeremy shot his wife and children to death before turning the gun on himself.
"Oh my goodness it's terrible," Barbara Loven, a neighbor of the family, told Click2Houston.
"I've got a granddaughter in bed sobbing. A grandson upstairs just staring at the wall. Kids are just devastated. They don't understand. … It's hard to explain that to a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old when they see these kids every day and play with them."
Jeremy's father alerted police after receiving a disturbing text message from his son that read: "Everything is not OK. Please call police. Goodbye." The text was reportedly sent around 8:45 a.m. on April 19.
Jeremy owns a company, called LED Shop of Texas, that installs lights in trucks, according to the Daily Mail. He started the business in 2013. His wife, Natalie, was a former cosmetologist and stay-at-home mother.
The couple married in December 2009 after Jeremy divorced his first wife.
According to the man's Facebook page, he was an ardent supporter of gun rights and the American police force and military. He made several comments on the page bashing Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration, illegal immigrants, and the terrorist organization ISIS.
Although investigators have not yet found a motive for the killings, a neighbor, Tracee Dugan, told KHOU that Jeremy's business may have been struggling.
Police are still trying to piece the whole story together.
"We're interviewing neighbors and family members and others to try to piece together exactly what took place here," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told Click2Houston. "Anytime you have children involved like this. It hits close. It's hard."