Golam Rabbi, 59, and his wife Shamima, 57, were found murdered in their San Jose home at around 2 p.m. on April 24.
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Friends visited their Evergreen cul-de-sac home after not hearing from them for a number of days. They found the sliding glass door unlocked and the couple were dead on the floor in a pool of blood.
According to ABC7, a source said a note was left next to the bodies, which read: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”
Police haven’t released many details about the slayings and haven’t confirmed the note’s existence, according to the Los Angeles Times.
However, they do not believe this was a random killing, or an act of hate.
The “incident was not a random act of violence and the suspect was someone familiar to the family,” police told the San Jose Mercury News on April 26. “Based on the information we have at this time, we do not believe this incident is a hate crime or that the public is in any immediate danger as a result of the suspect’s actions.”
The couple’s 37-year-old nephew, Golam Mustakim told the San Francisco Chronicle, this is “the most shocking news in my life.”
“I was very close to them with all my heart. I have no words to explain how I am feeling. I want to believe they are still alive,” he said.
Golam Rabbi was an engineer and Shamima was an accountant. They had two sons, a 17-year-old and one in his early 20s. The couple emigrated to the United States more than 30 years ago from Bangladesh. They worshipped and volunteered at nearby Islamic centers.