- The bodies of Rajan Rajaram, 54, his wife, 51-year-old Santhalatha Rajan and Anish Rajaram, 19, were found dead inside the family's home in Dublin on Jan. 18.
An Indian American couple and their teenage son were found dead last week inside their home in Dublin, Ohio, in a suspected double homicide and suicide. The bodies of Rajan Rajaram, 54, his wife, 51-year-old Santhalatha Rajan and Anish Rajaram, 19, were found dead inside the family’s home on Jan.18, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
The bodies were found on Jan. 18, when Officers went to the home just after 2 a.m. “after a friend of one of the residents called to request a well-being check, The Dispatch said. Detectives said in their initial investigation that all three died from apparent gunshot wounds in a suspected murder-suicide. Officers said they did not see signs of forced entry inside the home and also believe the bodies had been inside the house for several days.
The family had lived at the home since 1998, the report added, citing according to records from the Franklin County Auditor’s office. Rajan Rajaram worked as an engineer for Technosoft Corporation, based in Cincinnati, while his wife worked at JP Morgan Chase. Anish was a sophomore accounting major in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Dublin Coffman High School before attending Miami. Rajaram was also an active member in Kappa Sigma and Pi Sigma Epsilon.
In a statement, the university said the staff, faculty and students were “devastated by this loss of life. Our hearts go out to Anish’s family, friends, and all who knew him.”
Ally Zimmerman, a teacher at Dublin Coffman High School, told The Columbus Dispatch that staff members were shocked and saddened when they heard the news. He said she remembers Anish from his freshman year at Coffman and he was involved in a community service organization. “He was a smart kid, quiet and worked very hard,” Zimmerman said. “He excelled and stood out as a leader and went on to do cool things at the school and beyond.”
Gabe Finta, one of Anish’s childhood friends told WBNS10 that he “never wanted to regret anything, and wanted to live completely.” Gabe said he and Anish met when the two were in 8th grade. They recently traveled across the world to Dubai, where he said Anish conquered one of his fears — skydiving.