Four members of an Indian American family were found dead Jan. 24 in the utility room of their West Whiteland, Pennsylvania home in what police and the Chester County District Attorney’s office are investigating as a murder-suicide.
The victims were Deepak Kulkarni, 50; his wife Arti Adya Kulkarni, 47; and their children Shubham, 14; and Sharvil, 7. Deepak Kulkarni, who had purchased a gun just two weeks earlier, is believed to have killed his wife and children before turning the gun on himself.
Chester County, Pennsylvania Coroner Christina VandePol told India-West in an email: “We will not be issuing a final cause and manner of death until all investigations are complete. That will take at least several weeks, perhaps longer.”
According to a report from the Chester County District Attorney’s office, West Whiteland Township Police were called to the Kulkarnis’ home after out-of-state family members could not reach the family for several days. Police used a garage door opener from one of the family’s vehicles to enter the residence, where they found two adults and two children dead.
West Whiteland Police Department Detective Scott Pezick told India-West that the house was secured when police entered, indicating no signs of breaking and entering. The bodies were found downstairs, off the basement, in a utility room near the heater, he…