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Breaking News: Four found dead in San Mateo home

Aarav Parihar
The tragic incident unfolded at 4100 Alameda de Las Pulgas, leaving behind a haunting scene. The once cordoned-off property now stands as it was with the caution tape removed.

Authorities discovered four dead bodies during a welfare check at a home in San Mateo, prompting a police investigation and the closure of part of Alameda de las Pulgas.

On the morning of Feb. 12, the San Mateo police carried out a welfare check at a Sugarloaf neighborhood residence on the 4100 block of Alameda de las Pulgas.

During the check, authorities discovered the lifeless bodies of four individuals, including one adult male, one adult female, and two children.

According to The Sun, the couple has been identified as Anand Sujith Henry, 37, his wife Alice Benziger, 38, and their 4-year-old twins, Noah and Neithan. Authorities discovered Henry and Benziger in their bathroom with gunshot wounds, alongside a 9 mm pistol. The twins were found deceased on a bedroom couch.

According to the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Bay Area, investigators suspect the children may have been smothered, strangled, or given a lethal overdose.

“It’s tragic and unbelievably sad. It’s hard to imagine someone doing that, especially someone in San Mateo. My heart goes out to the family of the victims,” said Meghan Rose Simmons, a San Mateo resident.

Henry, an information technology (IT) engineer by trade, who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, had stints at both Meta and Google. His wife, who also graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, served as a data science manager at Zillow.

“It’s truly heart-wrenching to think that a family, seemingly so successful, could find themselves in such a devastating situation, especially in our close-knit community. It just goes to show the unpredictable nature of life’s twists and turns,” said Adarsh Nair, a sophomore at Carlmont.

Despite filing for divorce in 2016, the couple never followed through with the process.

It is evident that there were pre-existing tensions between the spouses. The whole situation is truly tragic,” said Vikram Subramanian, a Fremont resident. 

In a press conference, the San Mateo Police Department stated that they would treat this incident as an isolated case.

Authorities say the investigation is still ongoing.

*This is a breaking news story. The article will be updated with more information.

*Updated Feb. 27, 2024.

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Aarav Parihar
Aarav Parihar, Staff Writer
Aarav Parihar (Class of 2026) has passions for math, gardening, photography, and reading mystery novels. With extensive experience in Robotics, he finds excitement in working with electrical circuits. You can often spot him engrossed in a good book at the library, sipping on chai. View his portfolio here.

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    JohnathanFeb 15, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    Why is the Scot Scoop posting this? ??