A Georgia mother who police believe shot and killed her two adult children before turning the gun on herself had posted just recently on social media that she “could not ask for better children.”
According to 11Alive, Cobb County believes that Dr. Marsha Edwards, 58, fatally shot her 20-year-old daughter Erin Edwards, and her 24-year-old son Christopher Edwards, before taking her own life.
Edwards who had been active on social media in the weeks leading up to the tragedy had posted multiple times about her children. She and her son had both attended the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual conference in Miami just two weeks ago. She and her daughter then took a trip to Italy together.
In her most recent Instagram post, which featured a slide of photos of her and Erin, she wrote “I’ve had the best summer, first with Chis in Miami, and Erin in Italy. I could not ask for better children”
Christopher Edwards, was a digital content manager for the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, while Erin Edwards attended Boston University and was interning at WNBC in New York, according to the news station.
Police do not know why Marsha Edwards allegedly turned a gun on her children before killing herself, and the case is still under investigation.
Edwards was the ex-wife of well-known Atlanta surgeon, Dr. Christopher Edwards, who is the father of the two children.
“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,” a statement from Dr. Edwards’ spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, NABJ President Dorothy M. Tucker also released a statement about the tragedy stating, “The #NABJ family has lost three of our own. 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 touches countless more.”