Next to Couple's Bodies, a Chilling Note

Cops looking for son after San Jose murders
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 2:21 AM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2016 6:30 AM CDT
Next to Couple's Bodies, a Chilling Note
Tragedy in San Jose.   (AP Photo/San Jose Mercury News, Josie Lepe)

Relatives who went to check on a San Jose, Calif., couple on Sunday found a disturbing scene: The shot bodies of Golam Rabbi, 59, and Shamima Rabbi, 57, along with a chilling note. The message in ink on the hardwood floor near the bodies read, "Sorry, my first kill was clumsy," reports the San Jose Mercury News. Police say they've spoken to the couple's 17-year-old son and he is not a suspect, but they are still seeking another son, who is 22 years old. Detectives "are attempting to locate him for questioning," police said in a statement. "At this time he is not considered a suspect but may have information regarding this incident."

Relatives hadn't heard from the Rabbis for several days before the bodies were found, and it isn't clear when the killings took place. Police have not discussed a motive for the murders, but they say it "was not a random act of violence" and they believe the killer was "familiar to the family," the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The couple, who moved to the US from Bangladesh decades ago, were active members of the local Islamic community, which has been stunned by the murders. "It's so difficult to reconcile ... the tragic, violent end to such simple, gentle souls," a family friend and fellow Evergreen Islamic Center member tells ABC7. (More San Jose stories.)

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