A Texas father, 37-year-old Jeremy Raju Srinivasan, sent a disturbing text message to his father at 8:45 am on Tuesday morning. The text informed his father that “everything is not okay” and to “please call police.” After receiving the text, Jeremy’s father notified authorities who went to Srinivasan’s Katy, Texas, home where they found a horrifying scene. The family of four, including the couple’s 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, were all found dead from gunshot wounds in what police describe as a murder-suicide.
The Daily Mail reports that 37-year-old Jeremy Srinivasan is believed to have shot his 35-year-old wife, Natalie Altier Srinivasan, 6-year-old daughter, Siena, and 2-year-old son, MJ, before turning the gun on himself. Police were called to the scene of the alleged murder-suicide after Jeremy’s father contacted them regarding a disturbing text message he received from his son. The text message read, “Everything is not OK. Please call police. Goodbye.”
The father says he received the text message at 8:45 am and immediately alerted authorities to the possible situation at his son’s Katy, Texas, home. According to KHOU, the police arrived at the scene to find the family of four all deceased from gunshot wounds. The police believe that Jeremy was the shooter, and he fatally injured his wife Natalie and his two children before turning the gun on himself. However, a full investigation is still underway, and the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Department says that they are still trying to “piece together” what happened.
“We’re interviewing neighbors and family members and others to try to piece together exactly what took place here. We’re investigating this right now as a murder-suicide.”
The police are currently interviewing neighbors, friends, and family in a bid to uncover a motive for the horrific slaying. A family friend said her young son was the “boyfriend” of Jeremy’s 6-year-old daughter since the pair were in preschool together, and she added that the whole neighborhood was distraught over the terrible loss of life.
Tracee Dugal says that the only thing that she can think of that was seemingly off in Jeremy’s life was that his personal business was struggling a little bit, but nothing else seemed out of the ordinary.
“Just a wonderful person and two sweet, sweet angels. I was praying it was somebody else.”
Others in the neighborhood note that their children have been crying nonstop since learning about the death of their playmates. Barbara Loven claims her granddaughter and grandson have been “sobbing nonstop” since learning of the tragedy, noting that an area chaplain has visited the children to help them deal with the grief.
“Oh my goodness it’s terrible. I’ve got a granddaughter in bed sobbing. A grandson upstairs just staring at the wall. Kids are just devastated. They don’t understand. The chaplain has been over and that has been very helpful. 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.”
According to The Heavy, police have not released if the Srinivasan family had any history of domestic violence or a criminal past. However, the it was mentioned that Jeremy had opened a business in 2013 called LED Shop of Texas that installed LED lights in vehicles.
His wife Natalie was a stay-at-home mom. It was also pointed out that Jeremy had posted numerous times in the past to his personal Facebook page about guns he owned, and he seemed to be a conspiracy theorist.
“The father accused of killing his own children made several statements bashing Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration, illegal immigrants, and ISIS.”
His wife seemingly shared his sentiments as the couple frequently posted or “liked” posts regarding government conspiracy theories.
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