Marsha Edwards, 58; Erin Edwards, 20; and Christopher Edwards, Jr., 24, were found in their Atlanta suburb on Wednesday when police entered, but they were long dead, according to Cobb County Police.
Christopher and Erin die of gunshot wounds, and Marsha dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Marsha Edwards is the former wife of Dr. Christopher Edwards, orthopedic surgeon and chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
"Christopher Edwards learned on Wednesday of the death of his ex-wife, Dr. Marsha Edwards, and his two adult children, Christopher Edwards, Jr. and Erin Edwards. Dr. Edwards, his extended family and friends shock, and family privacy is paramount when making arrangements, "said Jeff Dickerson, an Edwards spokesman in a statement.
Posts in the family of the family do not hint at the tragedy that will happen this week. Days before police say Edwards killed her children, she posted pictures of a trip with Erin to Italy.
"I had the best summer, first with Chris in Miami and Erin in Italy. I couldn't ask for better kids, "captured a series of photos with her daughter.
Erin Edwards posted a photo on her Instagram earlier this month in which she reflects on her summer spent as an intern at NBC.
All three were members of the National Association of Black Journalists.
"NABJ extends its condolences, prayers and thoughts to the family, friends and colleagues of Marsha Edwards, Christopher Edwards II and Erin Edwards," the organization said in a statement2
. ] Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Botms also expresses condolences for the loss of Chris and Erin. [1