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Atlanta Family Mourned, Police Probe Possible Murder-Suicide

Posted: Feb 06, 2013

 Members of metro Atlanta's Sikh community are turning to prayer — and each other — as they mourn the loss of four family members whose bodies were found in their suburban apartment.

Shivinder Singh Grover, 52; and his wife, Damanjit Kaur Grover, 47, were found Feb. 4 in Johns Creek, along with their sons, 5-year-old Gurtej Singh Grover; and 12-year-old Sartaj Singh Grover.

Word of their deaths began spreading by phone Monday afternoon, but there were more tears than answers.

"Everybody was crying on the phone, so we thought it would be best to meet together to pray," said Parvinder Singh, a member of Gurudwara Sahib in nearby Roswell.

More than 50 people gathered at the congregation the night of Feb. 4 to pray and console each other.

"There's a lot of anxiety going on, a lot of emotions flowing in," Singh said.

Police are investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide, Johns Creek Police Chief Ed Densmore said, though he said the investigation in ongoing. Autopsies were being scheduled to determine a cause of death, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said Feb. 5. Read more here.

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