A former Meta employee is suspected of killing his wife and twin children before turning the gun on himself in a gruesome murder-suicide in San Mateo, police said Thursday.

Anand Henry, 37, and his wife, Alice Benziger, 36, were found dead in the bathroom of their home in the 4100 block of Alameda de las Pulgas on Monday morning, according to the San Mateo Police Department. A 9mm pistol registered to Henry lay on the bathroom floor next to their bodies.

“Our investigation shows that Benziger succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, while Henry suffered a single gunshot wound,” police said in a statement.

The twins, for their part, did not die from the gunshots. They showed no signs of trauma and authorities have not yet determined the cause of their death.

Police allege Henry was responsible for all four deaths.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Henry used to work at Meta as a software engineer and before that at Google in a similar role. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to his profile, he was working in artificial intelligence at the time of his death. Benziger worked for Zillow as a data scientist, according to her LinkedIn profile.

They both attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Police said there was no history of violence at the home; the only time they came to the house was when the family reported seeing a mountain lion in the backyard.

But when people who knew the family were unable to contact them over the weekend, police responded to the scene to conduct a welfare check, according to the department.

The suspected murder-suicide is believed to have occurred Saturday afternoon, police said.

“Our investigation into the cause of this tragedy continues. “While we cannot undo this horrible incident, we would like to share both domestic violence and mental health resources with our community, because there is help and/or assistance available, and something like this does not have to happen again,” he stated. the department said.

By Sam