Georgia Rodger, the daughter of Peter Rodger and Lichin “Chin” Rodger, has been pictured for the first time.
Georgia, born in 1995, is also the sister of the now infamous Elliot Rodger, who is believed to have killed six people and wounded others in an attack in California in Isla Vista.
Georgia is discussed in Elliot’s long manifesto multiple times. The pair at one point shared a room together after his mother moved into a new home. He also mentions a host of other experiences, such as sharing a PlayStation 2 with his sister and going on a trip with her and his mother. After Peter and Chin divorced, the children divided time between the households.
He also describes feeling “extreme rage” when he learned that his sister had gotten a boyfriend. About her boyfriend, Elliot said: “I immediately took an intense disliking to him when I was first introduced to him. He seemed like the typical obnoxious slob that most you women are sexually attracted to.” He also described walking into his mother’s house and hearing his sister and her boyfriend having sex, and being upset that his sister, four years younger than him, “managed to lose her virginity before I did,” saying that it reminded him “of how pathetic I was.”
Elliot also became upset with other family members. He felt such hatred for his six-year-old half-brother, for instance, that he vowed to kill both the young lad as well as his mother Soumaya Akaaboune, the current wife of Peter.
Meanwhile, Peter, Chin, and Soumaya are all “crippled with guilt” over what happened, family friend Simon Astaire told the Daily Mail.
The author, who is acting as the family spokesman, says that the family is so upset that they can “barely string a sentence together” and are “grieving for those innocents who lost their lives, above their own son.”
“They are absolutely crippled by grief. I know them very well and it is incredibly hard to be in their company, because they are so distraught. It is hard to be near them because they are so devastated,” he said.
“I can tell you that they are grieving for those who’ve lost their lives before their own son. They really are, that’s where they are. I can’t imagine the confusion there must be in that?”
“These are eloquent people and they can hardly get a sentence out. They are that mortified,” he added.
Soumaya is an actress best known for appearing in the French equivalent of the Real Housewives while Peter is a film director who worked on the Hunger Games among other films.
They and Chin reportedly tried to intervene in Elliot’s chilling plan after spotting some of his disturbing content online, including some of the videos he posted to YouTube, but were too late.
Astaire added that the parents do not blame the police.
“They don’t place any blame on the police, because Elliot fooled everyone, no one knew the man he was turning into,” he said. “He seemed a sensitive guy, there was nothing aggressive about him, there was no anger. No one recognizes the person portrayed in the manifesto. He didn’t act in that way, he was just in his own world. He didn’t once speak about guns.
“If you look at the amount of therapists they took him to, it is clear he did all he could. He’s writing with anger, but he constantly references how they tried to make him feel better.”
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Georgia is not mentioned in Elliot’s manifesto. She is, in fact, mentioned frequently.